Mexico to Import More Brazilian Meat
Among this week’s top stories, Mexico and Brazil aim to boost agri-food trade. Meanwhile, CONAGUA reported the state of Queretaro was the most affected by droughts at the beginning of 2023.
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Mexico, Brazil Seek to Strengthen Agri-Food Trade
Francisco Calderón, Director, SENASICA, met with Fernando Coimbra, Brazil’s Ambassador to Mexico, to outline their agendas to provide food and increase market opportunities for producers in both countries. Mexico imports Brazilian poultry meat and recently-authorized pork imports from the state of Santa Catarina. Coimbra requested an authorization to export from the states of Parana and Rio Grande do Sul, since, according to him, a similar strategy to the one applied in Santa Catarina could be used to achieve this. On the other hand, Calderón announced that Mexico will seek to progressively strengthen its exports of products, such as avocado, lemon and asparagus, to Brazil. Both delegations agreed to hold work meetings over the next few days to advance the bilateral agenda.
Queretaro Most Affected by Droughts in 2023: CONAGUA
On Jan. 15, 2023, the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) released a report on Mexico’s drought. In Queretaro, 17 out of 18 municipalities experience moderate to severe levels of drought, making it the Mexican state that has suffered the most from this issue in 2023. Along with Aguascalientes, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Jalisco and Nuevo Leon, Queretaro is one of the six states suffering from droughts across the territory, ranging from abnormally dry to some degree of drought. Moreover, Queretaro has the highest percentage of municipalities affected by droughts at 94.4%. After Queretaro comes Hidalgo with 91.7%, Sinaloa with 88.9%, Durango with 82.1% and Michoacan with 81.4%.
GreenGold, AVODELI to Boost Sustainable Avocado Production
GreenGold Project reported it will partner with AVODELI, an avocado growers’ association, to start planting avocados in Oaxaca. The project will begin with a single hectare, with plans to expand to 40ha in the first year and then continue to grow in Mexico and globally. The development will take advantage of Agro 5.0 and blockchain technology to optimize avocado production, improve operational efficiency and reduce costs. This partnership also marks the implementation of AvocadoCoin,a cryptocurrency developed by the GreenGold Project and created by GreenCrypto Corporation OU, an organization that raises resources to invest in sustainable projects.