Agricultural Practices Tournament

December 11, 2013

For the past several years, we have organized COMPETITIONS for all agricultural and administrative personnel. This year, for the first time, we organized AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIONS, and expanded sports competitions to include agricultural activities in order to motivate and integrate our farm workers and provide an opportunity to learn from each other and improve the quality of our work.

The competition involved four specific categories:

  • Bagging
  • Deflowering
  • Propping
  • Selection

The competition began with preliminary rounds in each of our six production zones. Each farm selected its best workers to compete for the right to represent their zone in the finals. The winners from each zone were selected according to very strict guidelines established by our Quality Control and Agricultural HR Departments to measure the Efficiency and Quality of each task, with a combined score for time and quality.

Once the regional competitions were finished, 24 finalists were ready to compete for the title of Best Agricultural Worker. The Finals were held on September 26, 2013 at Zulema, our flagship farm. Although the competition was very close, four winners were selected using the same Efficiency and Quality criteria. All 26 were treated to a special lunch and ceremony immediately following the competition, where the four winners received an award, and second and third place were also recognized. The four winners also received special recognition during our annual “Zulema Party,” an event that is organized for our workers and their families with close to 10,000 people attending.

Although the event was limited to four agricultural tasks, the objectives of motivation and integration were successfully achieved. In 2014, we plan to include more agricultural tasks in the competition, which will be the start of another great tradition of the Favorita family.

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