Mexico: GlobalG.A.P accreditation to promote produce range internationally

The benefits of having GLOBALG.A.P. accreditation were outlined to overseas journalists during a visit to the state of Guanajuato, as part of México Calidad Suprema’s programme to make European retailers and importers aware of the wide range of fruits and vegetables that México can supply.

During the first of these visits, to tomato, pepper and broccoli producer Abogue, near the town of Juventino Rosas, the firm’s Demetrio Aboytes Guerrero outlined the huge strides forward made by the company since achieving certification a year ago.
“It has helped open doors in foreign markets where standards are often very strict,” he said.

The company has invested $5.5m pesos in new high-tech greenhouses, where pesticide usage is kept to a minimum, with the focus very much on employing biological pest controls.

Agogue, continued Aboytes, also organises refresher training classes for its employees and associated growers “every three-four months”, as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure conformity to GLOBALG.A.P. regulations.

The company’s full product range includes not just peppers, tomatoes and broccoli, but also carrots and garlic, which its produces over a total of 115 hectares, including 6.6 hectares of greenhouses.

Aboytes estimated that 90% of the firm’s total output is exported to the US and Canada at the present time, although he added that Europe and Asia may be markets of interest in the future.

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Adriana Valencia Enriques
Mexico Calidad Suprema

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