Fortune Growers, a leading broccoli producer in Mexico, and ec2ce, an agriculture technology company based in Spain, announced their collaboration to deploy advanced predictive analytics in the broccoli sector in Mexico to improve operations by maximizing high quality products for the export market.
The prediction of broccoli productivity and cycle-optimum harvest timing will improve commercialization of vegetable production from different farms and varieties planted, as well as harvesting and logistics operations to match supply and demand with superior food safety compliance.
Another project being deployed in the state of Guanajuato is for predictive pest and disease control, which allows farmers to diminish crop damage through data-informed preventive actions, instead of solely relying on reactive scouting practices. The predictive pest and disease system from ec2ce is calibrated with historical data from monitoring and scouting, updated with geolocated climatic and satellite indexes, and is able to provide actionable information for the farmer to prevent aggressive pest evolution.
Fortune Growers Mexico operations have a proven process for growing and sourcing vegetables for over 15 years. “We efficiently manage an optimal cold-chain for exportation in addition to direct transportation to facilities with no cold-chain breakage, providing a reliable year-round availability thanks to a complete and truly vertically integrated supply chain.”
The strategic focus of Fortune Growers is to integrate different technologies for optimizing safety, productivity, and sustainability of vegetable production. In addition to ec2ce, Fortune’s strategy includes partnerships with Bayer, Sakata, AgTools, and Famous Software, resulting in state-of-the-art, full tech solutions that are piloted, scaled, and deployed across its grower network and operations. “The goal of the company is to become the leading vegetable producer and distributor from Mexico into high value markets in the US and Canada,” explained Mr. Solarte.
According to Pedro Carrillo, CEO of ec2ce; “This partnership is a very important step in the strategic roadmap of the company entering in the Mexican specialties agriculture sector, Fortune Growers demonstrate a visionary strategy for managing the complete supply chain to provide clients with the best quality product on time.”
The Spanish technological company is initiating its operations in Mexico and North America after demonstrating a successful track record in the past 7 years with leading vegetable and fruit companies in Europe, from multinational seed companies to major specialties producers and processors. “This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the value that data analytics and predictive analytics provides to decision makers in companies who care about quality food and optimum distribution to match supply and demand,” said Mr. Carrillo. “Additionally, our company is able to provide predictive pest and disease management systems which are able to anticipate the pest pressure and prevent the damage occurred at farms.
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Jesús López López
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