Name Agrícola Los Cerritos SPR de RL.
GGN 4052852482523 Website http://grupoloscerritos.com.mx
Country Mexico

Farm Profile

Agricola Los Cerritos is a 100 percent Mexican company, founded in 2001 in Los Reyes, Michoacán, that has always been faithful to family principles and is considered one of the pioneering companies in the production of blackberries. The company began its production with 5 hectares in its first year.
In 2002, the farm incorporated the cultivation of strawberries and raspberries, both of which, like the blackberries and cranberries, were distinguished by the EUREPGAP scheme right from the start. The certification positioned them well as a company in strategic customer relations. In 2005, the production of organic blackberries was incorporated in the region with 5 production hectares and recognized by the USDA/CCOF schemes.

In 2008, Agricola Los Cerritos began its production in the state of Jalisco with avocados, with the primary aim of exporting them to the international and national markets. In 2015, GLOBALG.A.P. certification was obtained, and this catapulted the avocado farms to the markets of Europe, Japan, Canada, Argentina and Mexico, in which we are currently present, represented by one of the companies of the group, AGUACATERO LOS CERRITOS GROUP.

Social Practices
At Agrícola Los Cerritos we take care of the well-being of our workers and collaborators, we work in compliance with local laws and we have a strict relationship with international regulations. We certify these social practices with schemes such as GRASP and ESMETA/SEDEX.


Currently at Agricola Los Cerritos, we generate work for more than 2,500 employees per year, of which 35 percent are women. Our workers are given decent comfortable housing, providing 2 shelters properly fitted for the comfort of our employees. They also receive  transport, medicine, food and social support.

Environmental Practices
At Agrícola Los Cerritos we are driven by respect for people and the environment. For this reason, we work with sustainable practices using state-of-the-art technology for our production processes. All our crops have a localized irrigation system and our extraction and water collection permits are regulated and measured by the corresponding authorities. We use technology to determine the water and nutrient needs of the plants, as well as the correct use of the water resource. We promote culture by taking care of natural resources on each of our farms, practices that we now certify with the GLOBALG.A.P. standard and RAINFOREST ALLIANCE.


We generate alliances with local government agencies to carry out annual afforestation, cleaning and conservation of natural resources campaigns. In the last year, Agrícola Los Cerritos, in collaboration with interest groups, reforested more than 10 hectares of pine and white cedar that contribute to the improvement and conservation of the environment.


Achievements
As part of the philosophy of Agrícola Los Cerritos, we seek to be a source of inspiration for the agribusiness, ensure the sustainability of our crops, and grow strong alliances with our inspiration models, such as the GLOBALG.A.P. Scheme, This has laid the foundations for us to grow and achieve the following:

 
  1. 2001: Established ourselves as the first company in the production of blackberries under the model of Protected Agriculture (Agricultura Protegida), Agrícola Los Cerritos SPR de RL, pioneers in the production of blackberries in the town of Los Reyes, Michoacán, Mexico.
  2. 2001-2006: EUREPGAP Certification.
  3. 2006: Start of organic production and certified under USDA/CCOF.
  4. 2008: Start of production of the avocado crop in the state of Jalisco.
  5. 2015: Obtained GLOBALG.A.P. certification for the cultivation of 500 hectares of avocado, and Chain of Custody, as well as entry to the international markets of Canada, Europe, Japan, Argentina and Mexico.
  6. 2016: Obtained GRASP and SMETA-SEDEX recognition.
  7. 2016: Obtained the award for SUSTAINABLE AGUACATERO DE JALISCO.
  8. 2017: Obtained the award for SUSTAINABLE AGUACATERO DE JALISCO.
  9. 2018: First avocado producing company in Mexico to obtain the RAINFOREST ALLIANCE badge.
  10. 2018: Became member of AHIFORES, the International Fruit and Vegetable Alliance for the Promotion of Social Responsibility.


Our wish is to obtain the G.A.P. Award 2018, since our mission as a company is to continue inspiring the agro-industry with sustainability, generating healthy food for the world, as well as profitable business units, and demonstrating respect for people and the environment.

WE ARE THE CERRITOS GROUP
EXCELLENCE COMMITTED TO THE WORLD