To coordinate actions regulating avocado cultivation and labor formalization of the sector, Governor Alfredo Ramirez Bedolla and Foreign Relations Secretary, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, met with the Association of Avocado Exporters Producers and Packers of Mexico (APEAM).
As part of the Foreign Minister’s working visit to Michoacán, the President shared the need to adhere to the norms of the new trade agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC) to avoid affecting agribusiness exports. Did.
“Michoacán is an agribusiness state and 46 municipalities depend on the export of avocados for more than $ 4 billion, in addition, 30 percent of the country’s agricultural exports come from the unit and this makes it the number one power in Mexico, “They said.
Ramírez Bedolla reiterated his commitment to support the sector and to move forward with pending issues such as the formalization of harvesting, orchard and packaging workers so that they have social security.
Foreign Ministers, for their part, agreed that a mechanism to regulate avocado cultivation to avoid the disorderly expansion of orchards and formalize labor to avoid errors affecting the national economy derived from agri-exports. It is necessary to establish an action plan.
In addition to sharing his vision of Mexico’s future in the face of the global economy, he said, coordinated governance is key to advancing development.
“The perspective is that the country will do well over the next 10 years, organizing government by regions, promoting investment, creating a universal health system, addressing areas of opportunity in industry and in terms of public safety,” he said.
APEAM members spoke in favor of coordinating actions to work for the sustainability of the soil, social and environmental responsibility of the avocado sector in Michoacán.