This week, SADER introduced an alliance to strengthen the agricultural industry’s supply chain to help the country's farmers overcome the current inflation and other economic problems. Mexico, the US and Canada are strengthening their pesticides regulations to allow producers to participate in a better commercial exchange of their products.
Meanwhile, Archipiélago Spirits’s Andrés Briseño suggested a new way to develop and handle supply chains during the production of mezcal in Oaxaca.
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A new type of supply model for mezcal production can both preserve the artisanal process and leave the field in better condition than before, which could lead to a more united, developed and sustainable agricultural industry, explained Andrés Briseño, Partner, Archipiélago Spirits. Briseño is focusing on generating this supply chain for the production of mezcal in Oaxaca but his proposed model could be implemented in other production chains to continue producing in a sustainable way. “We propose to empower the mezcal masters with the adequate investment for its optimal operation and we provide all the infrastructure that is required for the palenque to reach its maximum production capacity, without neglecting the artisanal process,” said Briseño.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER) and the National Agricultural Council (can) are prioritizing a food security and inflation mitigation strategy. "Faced with issues such as rising costs in the sector, it becomes more important to work on a national proposal to lower inflation and increase the production of grains and oilseeds," said the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Víctor Villalobos Arámbula. Actions are being developed from the public to the private sector to encourage production and prevent production prices from rising so high that production stops.
The governments of Mexico, the US, and Canada agreed to work on the joint review of new ingredients and the determination of Maximum Residue Limits of pesticides to improve their regulation. These measures aim to benefit the region's farmers, who have the necessary inputs and regulations to produce reliable food, allowing them to participate in the commercial exchange of their products.