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Jalisco Celebrates Opening of Prestigious Biolearning Hub

By Jan Hogewoning | Thu, 08/06/2020 - 17:10

Two important developments took place this week that demonstrate Jalisco’s important position in Mexico’s agricultural sector. The opening of not one but two new institutions in the state will help it lead Mexico in harvesting better produce and reaching new markets.

 

Want to know more? Read the most important news of the week here!

 

New Institutions

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER) has opened the first state sanitary agency in the country in Jalisco. This agency will follow tasks delegated by the national phytosanitary agency SENASICA. It is expected that this will help speed up procedures necessary for export of agricultural products in the state.

The government of Jalisco, in collaboration with different local universities and CONACYT, opened the country's first hub for biolearning in Guadalajara.

 

Government Agenda

SENASICA will lead a working group dedicated to implementing better practices in animal feed and medications to combat antibiotic resistance, SADER stated during a press conference.

Mexican exports are finding more markets in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America. The federal government is developing a strategic plan for the diversification of agri-food markets following the modernization of the free trade agreement with the EU and USMCA’s implementation.

 

Other News

Four entities, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Cargill Agriculture, Cargill Aquaculture and Cargill Trade and Capital Markets will donate 1,000 tons of fish feed to producers through different distribution points in the country, as well as to Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo, the National Institute of Research in Forestry, Agriculture and Fishery (INIFAP) and Colegio de Posgraduados en Ciencias Agrícolas.

World food prices rose in July, led by vegetable oils, dairy products and sugar, furthering the increase seen in June, FAO said on Thursday.

The Mexican Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) has been inspecting sausage meat and found that several did not contain the ingredients specified on the brand packagings. Some sausages were found to have 74 percent water. Others, while being sold as turkey meat, were in fact not at all made from turkey.

 

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
SADER, Profeco, 24-horas, AgroNoticias, Mexico Business News, Milenio
Photo by:   Peter Miller
Jan Hogewoning Jan Hogewoning Journalist and Industry Analyst