“Agricola BelHer is a family business founded in 1989 in Villa Ángel Flores, Navolato, Sinaloa. We are 100% committed to quality to offer fresh, healthy, safe and sustainable products. We are committed to the well-being of our workers and their families, their communities and the environment.”Eng. Rosario Antonio Beltrán Ureta
Agrícola BelHer began its operations in its first horticultural season, 1988-1989. At first, it only had the infrastructure for produce crops and harvest, on the vine and open-field soil tomato.
After a bit over a year, in Jan 1991, Empaque Don Memo started operations. With a production line, and then, the packaging and shipping of products started.
Cultivation with Mesh Shades
It was until 2004 when our first 15 hectares with mesh shade were installed. Years later, in 2007, there were 80 hectares of protected cultivation. In all these years, we harvest and package products such as: hot peppers, peppers, cucumbers, and mostly, tomatoes.
Our Packaging facility, highly automated and with three production lines, meet our demand. In addition to the above, our shelters for farming workers have also evolved.
Currently all our production is under protected agriculture.
Just as our first year of production, Campo Lo de Beltrán started operations. This one with enough capacity to house the workers for our first harvests and their families. 3 modules with 100 homes, a small daycare facility, a school and a store.
170 hectares of round, roma and intense tomatoes in our two lots: Mesh Shades El Álamo and Mesh Shades La 25.
For the 2011-2012 season, together with the growth of protected cultivation hectares and the increase in production, we started operations of Campo Dorita. The shelter, at that time, housed 400 residents.
At that time, our two Shelters have a totally renovated infrastructure. They have a total capacity of 2,300 residents and their two Daycare facilities have a capacity to serve almost 400 boys and girls.
Food safety and agrifood quality at Agrícola Behler
At Agrícola BelHer, food safety is achieved through the Implementation of Good Agricultural and Manufacturing Practices, as well as the implementation of food safety and quality management systems.
Social responsibility at Agrícola BelHer refers to the responsibility that the company bears the consequences of our actions. Under this, we make sure that our operations are sustainable in the financial, social and environmental areas. In this sense, we take care of the well-being of our most valuable asset, our Human Team.
Fair wages and hours, social benefits, development of skills, gender equality and protection of occupational health and safety.
An important aspect to note is the commitment for our workers and their families. We work everyday on social projects, which have improved their quality of life, health and education. Such as decent, clean and safe housing, medical services, health promotion and addiction prevention campaigns, among others.
Access to daycare facilities and education for free.
Our social management model has allowed us to obtain certifications and recognitions such as: Global GAP, SRRC, SMETA, HACCP and Shelter and Healthy School (Albergue y Escuela Saludables).
Text: Eng. Rosario Antonio Beltrán Ureta – CEO
Veggies From Mexico and Agricola BelHer
Agrícola BelHer is one of the farming companies that has been part of the Veggies From Mexico community through the Eleven Rivers Growers program since the beginning. Lead by Eng. Rosario Antonio Beltrán Ureta, a farmer with a broad vision of the farming sector. He is an active player in farming agencies and a member of the Eleven Rivers Board of Directors.
Agrícola BelHer was the first farming company in Sinaloa to achieve Eleven Rivers Growers certification.
For us, they have always been both an example and a role model; mostly because of the commitment to achieve excellence in top management and among all the company workers. This commitment is perfectly tangible from the moment you arrive to the company.
The facilities are always clean and in optimum condition.
Staff is always kind and adheres to the philosophy of the company. Quality and the highest standards of food safety, with a high commitment to workers and their families, the community and the environment.
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