Guided tour to the coffee and tropical fruits plantation and wine celler



The coffee in the Agaete Valley is cultivated under the shade of orange, mangoes, guavas, avocados ... The production barely exceeds 1500 kg. And the cultural work done is scarce: pruning is not done and irrigation and fertilization are those that correspond to the crops with which they are associated. The cultivated variety is Typica. It is one of the oldest varieties and although today it is in disuse in most of the producing countries, the excellent quality of its fruits has made that store for its recovery.
AGROAGAETE, was created in June 2002, the result of numerous talks and work sessions promoted by the Department of Local Development of the Illustrious. Ayuntamiento de Agaete within its Annual Program of Dynamization and Information of Collectives and Social Agents. On the other hand, also in this impulse, the Agricultural Extension Agency of Gáldar, attached to the Department of Rural Development of the Cabildo Insular of Gran Canaria, and a group of farmers and cattle farmers worried about the difficulties and forecasts Of the primary sector. At present, it is taking its first steps towards becoming a future not too distant, in the real platform of representation agroganadera of the Municipality of Agaete, with more than one hundred partners that work in farms of direct form, or others, that although they do not constitute Their main source of income, if they devote much of their time to the production and care of the land.

In this sense, AGROAGAETE is constituted for the organization, defense and promotion of the interests of the agricultural sector in general, seeking the improvement of the working conditions of the rural people, defending their interests, their training and training, as well as the Competitiveness and quality of agricultural production.From a general point of view, its philosophical and work base, it considers of vital importance all the branches of activity, among them: agricultural, livestock, environment and reforestation, agroalimentaria, and the possibilities of tourist and educational exploitation of the different resources of the sector.