Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Salomon Jara’s government transforms the Oaxacan countryside

  • The Agri-Food Promotion and Rural Development of Oaxaca and the Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Federal Government signed an agreement to reduce hunger and backwardness by the farmers of Oaxaca
  • Up to 25,000 Afro-Mexican and indigenous producer households from 250 municipalities will be supported to produce corn, beans, wheat, vegetables, fruits and backyard poultry.
  • The “Casa del Rayo” seed bank was inaugurated, containing a great variety of maize

Oaxaca.- Governor Salomon Jara Cruz participated in the State Meeting of Technicians of Production for the Welfare Program and signed the agreement between the Secretariats of Agri-Food Promotion and Rural Development (CEFEDAR) and the Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADR). ), to overcome the starvation and backwardness suffered by Oaxacan farmers.

It was reported that with this collaboration, 25,000 farmer, Afro-Mexican and indigenous families from 250 municipalities would be supported by growing corn, beans, wheat, vegetables, fruits and backyard poultry for their own consumption.

Through the Production for Welfare program, 210,000 producers of basic grains in Oaxaca are supported in the amount of 1.3 billion pesos, which were distributed through welfare cards to the producers.

The State President indicated that this inter-institutional collaboration would benefit the less privileged population, who live in dire conditions of food poverty.

Along with this, we work to achieve food self-sufficiency with welfare, transition to agro-ecology, promote healthy food and ensure proper use of resources and accelerate the work of technicians for the transformation of the sector.

“This agreement represents a fundamental means to help our communities address the shameful state of hunger and the productive gap that so many families in our state unjustly suffer,” he said.

He said that for the first time in many years, farmers would have the support and resources to boost production as previous governments abandoned the Oaxacan countryside and resources destined to support producers went to corruption.

Jara Cruz said that bad governments bankrupted farmers, ranchers, fishermen, especially indigenous and Afro-Mexican farmers and producers.

“We are talking about problems of low productivity, agri-food shortages in cities with extreme poverty, and food access problems in at least 32 percent of our state’s municipalities, as well as threats to ecosystems and biodiversity. Talking about erosion,” he insisted. ,

The pact seeks to unify a single front to support producers while strengthening the actions of the federal and state governments in favor of farmers and producers.

Technical teams of Production for the Welfare Program of the Undersecretary for Food Self-Sufficiency joined the program in coordination with the technical teams of CEFDER and Sadr.

These groups are made up of 40 percent women, who speak the indigenous languages ​​of the regions where they work. Similarly, it collaborates with 750 Field Schools (ECAs) in all regions to improve strategies for the production of coffee, sugarcane and honey, among other products.

The event also inaugurated the “Casa del Rayo” seed bank, which houses a large variety of relevant maize cultivars, some of which are resistant to drought.

On his occasion, Victor Suárez Carrera, the undersecretary for food self-sufficiency, recognized the work of the state government to ensure food for Oaxacan people throughout the region, with the support of the federal government.

“Oaxaca is going to join hands with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Governor Salomon Jara Cruz on the ground,” he insisted.

Likewise, the head of Cepedar Victor López Leyva indicated that a large portion of the state has been covered, bringing programs to producers that allow them to resume and develop their projects.

The meeting was attended by more than 500 members of technical teams from field schools (ECA’S) and 250 Cepedar technicians, which are found throughout the Oaxacan region.

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