My childhood in the Canary Islands was spent in full connection with agriculture. At home, I have always grown papayas, strawberries, avocados, mangos, citrus fruits, and, of course, bananas from the Canary Islands. Farming was a fundamental income for the family and we all participated in it, either in the fields or preparing the boxes to take to the market. From a very young age, we learned quickly that we all had to work together for the common good. I remember that when it was time to harvest potatoes, we even missed school on some days.
My family worked very hard so that my five sisters and I could have the education we wanted. I studied business in Madrid and extended my training with a specialized course in finance. I worked in several companies and finally got back into agriculture in 2009. At present, I am in charge of the financial part and I rely on my partner Paco Sánchez and his son (also Paco Sánchez) for the technical aspects of the cultivation. We form a good team as we have completely trust in each other.
Paco has been working in the citrus fields all his life; as we say around here he was practically born under a lemon tree. The most beautiful thing is that he has managed to transmit his passion for agriculture to his son - the future is secured!