Starting in 1983, we began the production of Yucca schidigera juice and concentrate to supply foreign companies that were dedicated to the formulation of various products.
In 1989, the company called Sección Especializada Explotadora de Recursos No Maderables El Álamo del Ejido Jamau was established in order to obtain the operation registry for the processing of Yucca schidigera, thus the first industrial plant was born in Rancho Viejo.
Due to the growing demand for Yucca schidigera in any of its forms, in 1992 we began research work focused on the domestication and reproduction of the Yucca schidigera plant.
In 1993, the company Agroindustrias El Álamo (AGROIN) was formed with the aim of industrializing and internationally marketing the products made from Yucca schidigera.
Carrying out various tests to determine the best planting method, the first nursery was established for the reproduction of Yucca schidigera seedlings, observing a germination of 60% and beginning domestication.
At the beginning of 1994 we participated in the International Poultry Expo in the city of Atlanta, GA, this being our first international commercial exhibition, an event that we continue to attend every year.
After 3 years, we successfully transferred, from the nursery to the field, the first Yucca schidigera plants for a total of 8 hectares.
By increasing our production capacity and investing in brand exposure, we managed to break through in Europe and Latin America.
The good quality of our products opened the doors for us in the Asian market, establishing good and lasting business relationships.
The Government of the State of Baja California grants us the State Export Award for our international growth.
We participated in the category of small agricultural company and were awarded the prestigious National Export Award.
After 7 years of the first transplant from the nursery to the field, in 2003 we managed to reach 42 hectares of Yucca schidigera.
To access the growing organic market in Mexico and the United States, we needed to comply with the organic standards of the food industry.
In 2006 we changed our name to Baja Agro International, with a renewed integrated vision, the company is strengthened and allows us to face more important challenges with greater international significance.
Thanks to the effort to develop the first and only commercial plantation of Yucca schidigera in the world, this important project was awarded the National Forestry Award.
Due to the increase in regulations for the making of products for animal consumption, we decided to develop our Quality and Safety System (SICI), obtaining the HACCP and ISO 22000:2005 certifications and thus satisfy the safety of our processes.
The production of supplies for animal feed is a shared responsibility, therefore, we decided to certify ourselves GMP+B2 and B3 to comply with the continuous regulations in relation to food safety of the European Union and the United Kingdom.
In response to the demands of the Jewish animal feed market, we decided to certify our most popular products as Kosher.
The success of our products abroad motivated us to participate for the second time in the PNE, and we were proudly awarded first place in the category of medium-sized agricultural company, thanks to our effort, perseverance and quality to compete and represent Mexico throughout the world.
Our horizons expanded to important Muslim nations and thanks to the effectiveness of our products and our good practices we obtained the Halal Certification.
In 1993 we started the Yucca schidigera domestication project in a nursery, after 27 years we achieved the goal of planting 500 hectares, ensuring the raw material for future generations.
Compared to 2005, the 2018 version adds ISO management system principles, such as customer focus, leadership, staff commitment, among others, which are consistent with the high-level structure of our operating processes.
The National Forestry Commission (Conafor) awarded us the National Award for Forestry Merit, recognizing the commercial plantation of Yucca schidigera, as a relevant contribution in favor of the conservation, protection and sustainable use of forest resources in Mexico.