The agricultural vocation of local producers is reflected in their constant effort to produce high quality food and their interest to include new technologies and crops that increase their profits.
One of these alternatives has been so far productive reconversion, a process which enables the recovery of the ecosystemic function of crops, through the implementation of different species, mostly fruit trees, within the soil designated for other kinds of crops. This will diversify crops and enable farmers to increase both their production and their food offer.
In Aguascalientes, activities to strengthen agriculture have been boosted for several years. This is one of the productive sectors that invigorate the economy of the state, and the productive reconversion has been key to achieving it.
Productive reconversion processes have been done in demo plots, that is, plots where a farmer starts planting a new crop so that others can learn about timing, techniques, and profitability.
From 2017 to our days, approximately 3,450 acres (1,400 hectares) of crops have been replaced in all the region, generating a higher profitability for producers, as approximately 60 percent of the new crops are exported to countries like Colombia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, and Brazil.
So far, products derived from the productive reconversion which are exported to North America and Europe are mostly cranberry, avocado, lemon, strawberry, fig, maguey, and walnut. Furthermore, 991.8 acres (401.4 hectares) of land are used to grow products for national consumption like apricot, table grapes, olive, pomegranate, and grapevine for wine.