Aguaruto, Sinaloa – At the end of October our director Mr. Georgius Gotsis Fontes gave a talk on how the Eleven Rivers Growers – Veggies from Mexico program works and how it benefits the agricultural export sector of Sinaloa to students of the Agribusiness Engineering of the Universidad Autonoma de Occidente of the Regional Unit of Culiacan in the Innovation Center of Fundación Produce Sinaloa.
To create a Framework Collaboration Agreement between the institutions Fundación Produce Sinaloa, Veggies from Mexico, and UAdeO Culiacán Regional Campus, a first visit was made by the students to see the facilities and the different areas to practice the knowledge acquired in the classroom and to develop new skills.
Julio Zamudio, deputy director of FPS, welcomed the students and started the tour. The first stop was the in vitro propagation laboratory, under the supervision of Dr. Mayra Esparza, who explained the current projects and advances in protocols. They also entered the Vegetable Park, where Engineer Paola Espinoza showed them the greenhouses and crops such as bell pepper, jalapeño, and tomato for this agricultural cycle 2023-2024.
Alejandra Bueno guided them through the agroecological area, showing them the Californian red earthworm project to produce earthworm humus.
At the end of the tour, the visit concluded with the participation of our Director Georgius Gotsis, where the students were very interested in learning about the agricultural processes and certifications that the company follows.
The Educational Program Coordinator of Agribusiness Engineering, Dr. José Luis Robles Magdaleno, and Ana Karen Santos Franco organized the visit for the initiative to collaborate with Universidad Autonoma de Occidente.