The initiatives of the Honduran Agropark comes from the same investors that paved the way for the successful AgroPark formula near the Mexican city of Queretaro, in the state of Guanajuato. In 2003, the Dutch fresh produce company Levarht broke ground with the first greenhouse of Freshmex to grow bell peppers for the US market. Nowadays, all of the available space at the AgroPark in Querétaro is sold out, and an expansion is imminent.
Peppers cultivated at the Mexican AgroPark at FreshMex
With the realization of Agropark Lempira, the largest agricultural production facility in Honduras and Central America, the country expects to generate about 3.6 million in foreign exchange with the shipment of the first 90 containers in the third quarter of 2015. Also here the growers of Levarht and Freshmex are involved in the AgroPark Lempira.
Maya International Produce will be in charge of managing the park as well. Their goal is to fill the 100 hectares with high tech greenhouse structures within five years. Villatoro is confident that companies will establish their greenhouses at the Agropark. "Honduras welcomes foreign investors that want to take advantage of the excellent opportunities in Honduras agricultural industry. The Agropark will be a free trade zone; companies that operate inside the Agropark can operate under the Free Zone status which provides ample tax incentives including, income & sales tax exemptions, as well as import duties exemption for materials & supplies necessary to run the operation.
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