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Best usage of cantaloupes and watermelons in Región Lagunera in Mexico

Cantaloupe and watermelon frozen pearls for export.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

From the local small producer we take the low quality fruits of cantaloupes and watermelons, we can compost the damaged parts and use the healthy parts of each fruit. From this good parts, can be made pearls or balls of fruit. Then using liquid nitrogen and high standars of quality and inocuity, the product is packed and labeled for sale in different size bags from 0.5 lb to 10. This bags are stacked on pallets for their transport to the trading places. This bags are stacked on proped pallets for their transport to the trading places.

WHO BENEFITS?

The beneficiaries are mainly low scale producers. In Region Lagunera of Mexico each year are harvested more than 5,000 hectareas (12,000 acres) of cantaloupes and watermelons. The most is produced by small farmers with no more than 5 hectareas (12 acres). We are talking of more than 2000 small farmers with family.

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

Region Lagunera, located in Durango and Coahuila, Mexico.

ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING IN AN ELIGIBLE COUNTRY?

  • No, I plan to implement it somewhere else

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for over a year

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU!

I´m an individual focused in consulting services on investment projects evaluation, getting financial resources from loans and goverment subsidies, certification of good agricultural practices and manufacturing of produce vegetables.

In order to reduce waste of cantaloupes and watermelons in Region Lagunera of Mexico, we propouse the use of the fruit that doesn´t have quality to be sold in fresh (because light damages) to make pearls or balls frozen by using liquid nitrogen in a high quality package to preserve flavor and inocuity features.

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JOSE GARCIA 003.pdf

Creating our own experience we present a small farmer who gets bennefit from creation of a procesor plant that make frozen balls from low quality fruit.

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Hi Anacleto, interesting post! Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story with higher impact. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.

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Also, great to have you onboard! We notice your post is currently unpublished. Was this your intention? We'd love to have it included on the challenge. If you decide you'd like it included, you can publish it by hitting the Publish Entry up there at the top of your post. Or update it first by hitting the Edit Contribution button. Looking forward to seeing more of you on conversations across this challenge...

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Thanks for your comment. I put some images that for sure will help.

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Thanks for the comment, I alread publish it.

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Hi:
Thanks for your comment the post is now with some images and wider explanations.