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Mexico: Expo Agroalimentaria week is on

This week, the Expo Agroalimentaria took place. The tradeshow welcomes over 100 thousand visitors, and greenhouse growing has been an important part of the show for many years.

Diego Sinhue Rodríguez , governor of Guanajuato, inaugurated the Agri-Food Expo 2023 in Irapuato . In his message, he said that the countryside is an economic pillar, since agribusiness is the second source of exports and also of the Gross Domestic Product of the entity. For this reason, this event once again places Guanajuato as the nerve center for the growth of the agri-food sector, said Diego Sinhue Rodríguez.

In recent years, Mexico has witnessed a steady rise in protected agriculture, contributing significantly to the nation's food and ornamental production. Earlier this year, Víctor Villalobos Arámbula, the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader), spoke at the Annual Congress of the Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture (AMHPAC), and highlighted the significance of protected agriculture in contributing to the growth of the agri-food sector. According to his numbers, last year alone, 51,853 hectares were designated for covered cultivation, resulting in an estimated output of over 40.2 million tons of fruits and vegetables. This growth trend has been consistent, with an annual increase of 2,700 hectares recorded from 2003 to 2022.

Five key states, namely Jalisco, Sinaloa, Coahuila, Michoacán, and Sonora, have emerged as leaders in the adoption of protected agriculture, cultivating 34,000 hectares collectively. This represents 67 percent of the national protected agriculture, with a notable emphasis on tomato and apple cultivation, encompassing 12,000 hectares under shade mesh.

Find an impression of the show below.

The team of IDM showed their solutions at the show

The Richel team present at the show, discussing greenhouse solutionsQuentin Gomis, Sales Manager with Biogrow Mexico

Jorge Arturo Haces de la Garza, José Luis Perez, Alfredo Ortiz García and Martijn Vriesinga are present at Aweta

The team of Asesores en Invernaderos,

Didihu showing their coco peat and agrotextiles

The Haygrove - Mexico team

The team with Biobee

Carlos Rodríguez with Pelemix - SunGro

According to the team of Germains, day one at the Expo AgroAlimentaria Guanajuato in Irapuato, Mexico, has been an exceptional start!

In addition to the trade show, there's many demo greenhouses that can be visited. The Yuksel team showed their portfolio of tomatoes and cucumbers and other crops, en talked about ToBRFV and CGMMV resistances.

Sharing insights on new resistant Syngenta varieties

Invermex Invernaderos showed their greenhouse solutions in real life

Novagric Mexico

QAgri talked about their Agriacid Technology and the treatment on fruits, vegetables and other crops

Ahern present

Varieties of Bayer De Ruiter were shown in demo greenhouses as well.

Innovak Global specialises in biostimulation of the plant roots and rhizosphere.


Bayer team members also shared more about Luna Sensation, to control botrytis and other greenhouse disease

Vilmorin varieties

OASIS® Grower Solutions marked its presence for the eleventh time