On a work tour through the municipality of Ciudad Fernandez, State Governor Juan Manuel Carreras Lopez, green-lighted the first shipment of blueberries to the United States, a project that will promote economic development in the zone.
Juan Manuel Carreras Lopez said that the agricultural production in the state had improved thanks to the cooperatives created to build greenhouses, and the support of the Santa Rita greenhouse, which helps protected agriculture centers to improve farming techniques to ensure that the harvest can be exported to the United States, Asia, and Europe.
He also said that a new culture is being generated to comply with the necessary certifications for export and to improve the working conditions of the inhabitants of the Middle Zone, where four greenhouses generate around a thousand formal jobs.
He added that the field in San Luis Potosí was growing at much higher rates than what is recorded at the national level, a topic that has been discussed with the President of the Republic and the Secretary of Agriculture at the federal level, seeking support for these projects.
Juan Manuel Carreras stressed that protected agriculture had given them the opportunity to bet on products that were not grown in the state such as blueberries in Ciudad Fernández, grapes in Villa de Arista, and avocado in the north of Huasteca.