Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Jalisco maintains leadership in food production

Jalisco leads the country in the production of agave, cow’s milk, pork, cow’s milk and eggs.

This was reported by Andrés Canales Leaño, president of the Jalisco Cultural and Agro-Industry Development Council, who added that the state will maintain its national leadership in the agri-food sector.

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This is because it contributes more than 73 billion pesos to the country’s primary Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and exceeds 897 million dollars in agri-food exports.

“This year, our members have grown by 40%, we have gone from 82 to 114 members and partners associated with our organization, this strengthens us and increases our responsibility and commits us to work.”

Currently, the Agricultural Council is more than 90% of the leading producers in the state, second in the production of avocado, beef, chicken and other products.

The challenge, he says, is “to be able to continue to work in a united and strengthened way to promote these cross-cutting initiatives, which help to ensure that responsible, sustainable production that is committed to the environment continues with the work that continues to feed Mexico as many as other countries.”

In a speech before the authorities, he again referred to the actions of groups that “brought forward laws and initiatives against the productive sector”, such as the prohibition of the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, improved seeds and gene changes.

He stated that this affects them because they intend to “impose models of agroecological production that will never succeed in supplanting the model of high-value agriculture, which now places Mexico as the eighth largest producer in the world.”

In this sense, the president Enrique Alfaro Ramírez showed that Jalisco is the giant food of Mexico’s land and thanks the work of the businessmen dedicated to agriculture, with whom the work was done on matters of labor justice in the field, safety. and health, legal instruments and food exports.

The issue of water is the most talked about. “Without a doubt, this will be one of the main agendas in the future that we cannot particularly ignore, to discuss in depth and build agreements around water resilience, how we use water reasonably and how we are going to do it. guarantees that there will be water in the future, not only for human consumption, but also to guarantee production in the field.

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