Sharing Agricultural Knowledge Between CountriesBy Sofía Hanna | Thu, 10/28/2021 - 16:29
This week, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) urged countries to take action as soon as possible before the Earth faces more difficulties related to climate change. Peter Kristensen from Reggiana Riduttori discussed the opportunities to be found in the sugar industry and how they want to implement them in Mexico. The country is also making more agreements to share agricultural knowledge to help the industry move forward.
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- Climate change is leading to unprecedented meteorological events that are affecting billions across the globe, warns an official report from WMO. Assuming a constant population growth, an additional 8 percent of the world’s population in the 2000s will be exposed to new or aggravated water scarcity associated with a 2°C increase in global temperatures. Given the situation, it is essential to adopt comprehensive measures to address floods. WMO called for resilient urban infrastructure and for the management of surface and underground water, rainwater and wastewater following an integral vision of the hydrological cycle.
- Peter Kristensen, Export Sales Director, gear manufacturer Reggiana Riduttori, discussed the company’s plans in the sugar industry. The company aims to become part of one of the five main sugar groups and cooperate on technology. “If we succeed with one group, it will be easier to develop business relationships with the other four groups. It is a gradual process. We already have some groups in mind, but we need to continue growing our business before choosing one specifically.”
- Mexico’s National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural and Livestock Research (INIFAP) and Belize’s Center for Research and Innovation (Central Farm) signed a memorandum of understanding on agricultural research. Its goal is for both countries to share methodologies and technologies that allow diagnosing the potential and productivity of various crops of interest in Belize and will mutually benefit producers and consumers in both countries. Both countries shared their mutual interest in creating a high-yield soy co-investment program, which could supply the area of the Yucatan peninsula. This is one of Belize’s priorities to diversify its agriculture in the northern area. For Mexico, it means identifying alternative sources of grain supply for the domestic market.
- Israel’s Embassy in Mexico and Ministry of Agriculture technical-commercial mission from October 25 to 26 with Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER) to strengthen cooperation and agribusiness deals between both countries and advance in the development of modernization and technification policies. SADER’s director of the Promotion of Agriculture, Santiago Argüello Campos, explained that through this measure the Ministry will strengthen profitability in production units, address the lower availability of water and the limited development of plant varieties.