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Government Boosts Remote Control in The Agribusiness Industry

By María Fernanda Barría | Fri, 08/06/2021 - 10:41

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER) has provided virtual training to 2,471 students, technicians, livestock producers and state officials for more than a year to identify injuries and clinical signs in animals caused by diseases that are not present in Mexico.

SADER informs that the online course "main exotic animal diseases (AUTOSIM)" is taught by specialists from the National Service of Health, Safety and Agrifood Quality (SENASICA). The program was created as an alternative to the classroom course that the agency has imparted for 35 years to strengthen the system for the appropriate detection, control and eradication of some of the most devastating animal diseases.

The program is aimed at students of veterinary medicine and related careers. In the coming years, they will be responsible for preventing and, if necessary, controlling and eradicating threats to the national livestock industry. 

The training consists of various modules such as vesicular diseases, arboviral diseases, plague-type diseases, dermal diseases, among others. The modules last approximately 32 hours of self-study, so participants can distribute their study time according to their needs since they can access the virtual classroom 24 hours a day. At the end of the course, participants could obtain a certificate endorsed by SENASICA.

As previously reported by MBN, the Mexican government has considered new methods of carrying out essential services while at the same time reducing the physical contact between individuals. The Director of SENASICA, Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga, stated that the new model has been successful, and as a result, it intends to install it permanently. 

SADER has also increased the use of the International Phytosanitary Certificate for commodities traded internationally. The agency intends to take it further by implementing video verification in Inspection Type Facilities (TIF). These facilities are vital for export processes to growing markets, such as Mexican meat exports to Asia.

In addition, SADER and the National Agricultural Council (CNA) highlight the importance of helping food exporters to achieve a faster economic recovery. As previously reported by MBN, Víctor Villalobos Arámbula, Minister of SADER, assures that it is essential to support the country's exports to Japan and East Asia.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
SADER, MBN
María Fernanda Barría María Fernanda Barría Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst