Farm Name: Agro Empresas del Mar, LLC
City: Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Agro Empresas del Mar is an emerging project that was born out of the need for local production. Before deciding what to produce, Merna took on the task of seeing which products were viable to replace from abroad, with the purpose of offering a viable alternative that replaces imports and does not compete with local production.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated agricultural production in Merna’s area. Food security in the area before the hurricanes was fragile and worsened after the hurricanes. Merna intends to use her funds to eliminate humidity inside her hydroponic system. The entry of water causes stagnation, and excess water inside the hydroponic systems create more humidity. Humidity management will also help in the control of pest.