Last week the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) and the Mexican Aneberries group hosted a tour of Mexican blackberry, raspberry and blueberry production. Debby Wechsler, NARBA Executive Secretary and TunnelBerries Advisory Board member and Eric Hanson, TunnelBerries Project Director, participated in the tour.
Mexican producers have developed intricate production systems to manipulate plants in order to supply fresh berries to U.S. consumers during the off-season. Most are produced under high tunnels.
"Our Mexican hosts provided terrific hospitality and a wonderful open exchange of information including production, harvest, current research and the economics of farming and export. Thank you so much Aneberries! Sharing this information with U.S. growers will contribute to their ability to plan ahead and make profitable decisions."
Tunnel Berries is a project fostered by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture with the main objective of "Optimizing Protected Culture Environments for Berry Crops". For more information ask FGH´s International Agribusiness, Latin America's leading Agribusiness Consulting firm