The agriculture community is making headlines in Puerto Rico. From all over the island people are finding ways to use their resources and empower the renaissance of an agriculture economy. Evidence shows that the past five years have proven to be a success thanks to entrepreneurs who are betting on fertile land to positively change the future.
History shows that Puerto Rico relied on agriculture as the main source of economic income since the Borinquen Indians. Records from a 1935 census have evidence that approximately 246,386 people depended on agriculture for living.
With tropical temperatures and fertile soil, the land was used to produce fruits and vegetables that were exported. About 24,000 pounds of sugar cane were exported to Spain in 1553 and for the year 1939, sugar shipments valued at $53,604,381 were exported to North America.