Grupo Agrícola Cuadra - More than a farm – a part of regional history

Located in a remote rural area with a relatively high level of poverty, the Grupo Agricola Cuadra has become a local institution, providing a way out of poverty for members of the local population and a way to embrace good agricultural practices to the benefit of the local environment.

Founded by Luis Cuadra Hernández, the company has become one of the leading avocado growers in the region and is today run by his son. In 1962, Luis planted the first avocado trees in the area with love and affection, and gave work to poor people in the area to the benefit of their quality of life and family welfare, while always respecting the environment and wildlife. Based on this foundation, his son kept the philosophy surrounding the avocado trees that are now more than 50 years old, and works the land with the same enthusiasm and affection. The avocado orchard and its people in combination with GLOBALG.A.P. are now actually part of local heritage.

The farm is accredited in accordance with the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard, GRASP, and other national legal certifications such as the risk reduction systems of the contamination scheme of the Federal Government recognized by ISO 9001. All have contributed towards making this a truly successful family history.

When people talk about Grupo Agricola Cuadra, it is not just an avocado orchard, it is also part of regional history, and all those involved are particularly proud of its humble origins. The ranch is now emblematic of avocado growing in this area, as it is one of the first avocado orchards in the region with a record production with low environmental impact. Furthermore, operations have now also spread to other areas with more recent plantings, thus spreading Luis Cuadra Hernández’s philosophy and GLOBALG.A.P.’s system of good agricultural practices further afield. In this respect, Grupo Agricola Cuadra has played a small yet vital role towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of “eradicating extreme poverty” in this part of Mexico.