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17 Jul

Mexico To Give Arid States A Shot At Hydroponics

Mexico will improve its agriculture industry with heavy investment in hydroponics. Mexico will improve its agriculture industry with heavy investment in hydroponics.


Mexico is getting ready to expand its agricultural sector and has its eye on hydroponics.  The country, which is closely rivalled by California as the top provider of fresh produce for North America, has nearly 25.5 million hectares of arable land at its disposal for farming.

Despite its whopping potential for traditional agriculture, only 1.36% of its landmass is currently under permanent cultivation and the government is looking to allow arid zones the opportunity to lend their hands to the industry. 

SAGARPA, Mexico's agriculture and rural development industry, will invest $133 million dollars, or $1.78 billion pesos, over the next month to turn its dry regions green. 19 states are due to receive funding with $20 million pesos allotted for the construction of 151 hydroponic greenhouses.  

To date, Mexico has 2.5 million hectares of land dedicated to hydroponic farming and boasts the third largest number of organic fruit and vegetable producers in the world.

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