Mexico: Climate change, the greatest challenge in agri-food sector, addressed in Global Agri-Food Forum

Published Nov 12, 2021

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INFORURAL. IRAPUATO, Guanajuato. This Wednesday the Global Agrifood Forum of Mexico began, Transforming the Future of the Sector, with climate change as the greatest challenge to overcome. This event brings together 36 speakers from 17 countries on four continents. The hybrid event, which brings together public and private leaders from the agri-food sector, will last three days in Irapuato, Guanajuato.

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Topics such as market prospects, learning from the pandemic, digitization, supply chains and the climate crisis will be addressed. During the inauguration, the Municipal President of Irapuato, Lorena Alfaro García, highlighted the importance of Irapuato, “since it is the municipality of Guanajuato that exports the most agri-food products, which provides an important economic benefit for the region; hence the importance of holding the Expo Agroalimentaria and now, for the first time, the Foro Global Agroalimentario de México ». Alfaro García also recognized the role of agri-food entrepreneurs "who, with great value, sustained their investments and jobs" giving Irapuato for the seventh consecutive year the title of the largest food exporter, "it is the third municipality of Guanajuato with the largest number of hectares planted, more than 56 thousand, "he added. The mayor pointed out that in 2020 the equivalent of 519 million dollars were exported, agroindustrial exports grew 22%, ...
Source: Inforural
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