Consultancy in Agave plantations

  • Planning the best factors: plants, soils, growers and weather conditions for the best quality in agave harvests.

  • Planting requires agronomical and economical analysis for future forecasting and clients' requirements.

  • Growing with sustainability and better results harvest index: sugars, precocity, etc.

  • Auditing the activities, financial resources, and management.

Dr. Ana Valenzuela Z. is a Mexican scientist (bio-engineer) who has been living in Europe since 2008.

 

Recognized in Mexico as an authority in agave taxonomy and agronomist, she is a lead researcher, consultant, and author and was the first author in 1994, to publish a book on blue agave and tequila in Mexico.

 

While she has taught in Mexico as a Professor at the University of Guadalajara (1992-2012) and the Monterrey Institute of Higher Education, she has given courses and modules on tequila and mezcal and their uses in Europe, particularly Belgium and France and has an extensive network of professionals interested in tequila and mezcal activities and learning.

 

Her studies not only include a Masters in Science in Agriculture, an MBA in International Trade Business Administration but also a Doctorate in Biological Sciences. Since 2004 while completing her doctoral studies, she had conducted research in the alcohol industries and denominations of origin in Europe.

 

Most recently, she has studied Sciences for the Development of Medicines at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

 

In 2008 she was a Postdoctoral fellow in biodiversity and Geographical Indication studies at the University of Ghent in the Tropical agricultural department comparing biodiversity conservation in Latin America and Europe.

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Since 1984 after her initial studies were conducted on the botany of mezcal agave species in Jalisco and Oaxaca, she has continued to engage in diverse projects and activities.

 

Between 2012 to 2014 she was invited to work on a project dealing with Asian distillation between Mexico and parts of Asia at the University of Charité in Berlin.  

She is a consultant in Agave Spirits business strategy and agriculture.  Ask for a CV here.

Consultancy in Business Strategy

  • Marketing and segments for product design.

  • Regulatory Affairs and compliances.

  • Quality systems for agave and spirits.

  • Research and Development.

  • Supply chain and sustainability.

  • Sampling, data systems, and product development.

  • Agave reviews and comments for communications.

  • Critical evaluations in agave spirits - sensorial evaluations.

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