Optimising plant growth through data and technology in Mexico

Mexico has a vast agricultural potential. The country’s rapidly developing horticulture sector focuses on developing high-tech and low-impact cultivation methods that increase yield and quality.


How can we feed a growing world population while reducing the impact on the environment? The Dutch consortium and PIB project HortiConnect believes nature itself provides the solutions and worked on a pilot project with Mexican grower United Farms using the Growing by Plant Empowerment principles (GPE). GPE combines the power of data and advanced technology to optimise a plant’s natural growing power and resilience. The result? Much higher yields using significantly less resources.

Data-driven cultivation

Next Generation Growing combines data analysis and an improved and extended version of a method called Growing by Plant Empowerment (GPE), which has been developed in the Netherlands since 2005. GPE uses physics principles to create the right conditions and cultivation method based on data gathered on the respective plants’ needs and how they respond to the environment.

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This article was first published on 13 August 2021 on NLPlatform.com.


Netherlands Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico
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