Small-scale avocado farmers in Mexico are recognized for their contribution to production and export
Published Jan 12, 2021
In the online broadcast of the event “Our Wealth: The Avocado”, the Minister of Agriculture, Víctor Villalobos Arámbula, pointed out that the wealth of Mexico is in its people, who, through a constant process of domestication, have safeguarded and selected the native plants that today are elemental in the diet of Mexicans and the world. He indicated that with this commemorative event we vindicate the historical, cultural, nutritional and genetic value of avocados and, especially, of small producers, who sustain most of the export of this fruit. Of 26,980 farmers in Michoacán registered in the Export Plan, 25,377 cultivate in orchards smaller than 10 hectares. He affirmed that, with inter-institutional cooperation and the linkage of producers, the Secretariat promotes a sustainable, inclusive agriculture, compatible with the conservation of the environment, promoting the use of native and local seeds, as well as the consumption of nutritious, healthy and safe food. , available to ...