Agriculture promotes family productive projects of forage nopal in Mexico's arid zones
Published Jul 7, 2021
With the aim of generating new companies and innovating in the use and production of the Mexican nopal, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development promotes the development of productive projects of entrepreneurial families in regions of the country that have low humidity. The federal agency, through the National Commission of Arid Zones (Conaza), launched this model that seeks to strengthen production units through the implementation of technological packages that allow them to strengthen and integrate into the value chain of nopal. In the Villanueva municipality, Zacatecas, there are demonstration areas for the development of varieties and the production and use of nopal, whose purpose is to replace alfalfa and forage corn crops with forage nopal, Agriculture reported. The development of this new crop will reduce, up to 50 percent, the volumes of water in the irrigation application. In a second stage, it is considered to replicate the project in demonstration lots in the ...