Mexico: Greenhouses drive development of San Luis Potosi

The Mexican state of San Luis Potosi has over a thousand acres of greenhouses, which boost the state’s economic development, as they generate more profit, better quality products and createsnumerous jobs. Hector Rodriguez Castro, head of the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Water Resources (SEDARH) indicated that there are currently over a thousand acres of greenhouses, nearly 465 of which have been built in the past four years.

According to the official, currently there are nearly 200 projects distributed in the four regions of the state. The largest one, with about 100 acres, is a greenhouse located in the municipality of Cedral. "Part of the strategy we have is to favor areas with overexploited aquifers, with significant results in the production of vegetables, which is greater than 200 tons per hectare," he said.

According to Rodriguez Castro, the greenhouse strategy team of the state provides technical assistance and training to those who invest in these projects to contribute to the marketing and development of markets for these products. This is also also be done by making sure all of the new companies will be certified in order to keep a good reputation.

Source: Notimex

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