AMLO calls to reactivate the Mexican countryside to avoid food shortages

In mouth of the river, VeracruzPresident Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador He called for the reactivation of the Mexican countryside, to produce more, especially basic foods such as corn, beans and rice, so that the most basic elements are not lacking among the peasants of the country who have the least.

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In it World Trade Center before more than three thousand agronomists, technicians, extensionists, specialists and promoters from the secretariats of welfare, agriculture, the “Sembrando vida” programs, among others, he detailed the campaign “days for the production of self-consumption” that he seeks to deploy at the providing technical advice, the necessary inputs, such as free fertilizers, and maintaining guaranteed prices for basics such as beans and rice.

“We have programs like sowing life, we have to tell the planters, the planters that if they are planting citrus or timber trees, they should also alternate between planting corn and beans for self-consumption, that is the orientation that we are giving. , and I am doing it here for you, because you work down there, but I am also going to be repeating and repeating like a broken record in the mornings, everyone to sow, a day, a production campaign for self-consumption,” said Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico.

He confirmed that the free fertilizer delivery program in the southeast of the country is going to be extended to Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Veracruz.

The aim is to especially increase the production of basic grains to curb the increase in the prices of corn, tortillas, beans and oil, among others.

One goal is to produce an additional 50,000 tons of beans, produce organic fertilizers, one and a half million tons of solid fertilizers, and 36 million liquid fertilizers.

The idea goes further, as explained by the president, it is not just about increasing agricultural production, but about recovering the ancestral idea of ​​the Mexican countryside, in which families can also have farm animals that improve their level of food for self-consumption.

“It’s the hen, it’s the pig, it’s the peasant economy, I take my hat off to these rural producers throughout Mexico, it’s like that, so what we have to do is tell them, let’s go ahead, how we help, we’re not going to remove the guarantee price, which we are going to maintain, corn, beans in milk, in the basics, but not only that, we have to think, for example, about how we can help by expanding the fertilizer program, also seeking the balance of organic fertilizer”, he added.

He concluded by highlighting that the purpose is to join wills to face the challenge of inflation, which has been increasing, especially due to the lack of production due to the Covid pandemic, and now due to the war in Ukraine.

This action is part of the anti-inflationary plan in which energy prices are kept stable: gas, electricity, gasolineas well as 24 basic basket products thanks to an agreement with producer distributors.

An event in which he was received and dismissed with shouts of President, President!, and in which the pre-pandemic images of massive acts were repeated in which he walked between the fences, shook hands with people, took selfies with everyone those who asked for it.

In the Production for self-consumption workshop held in Pueblacalled on agronomists, extension agents and technicians to redouble efforts to complete this, which is another of the objectives of the transformation that he heads, guaranteeing food sovereignty for those who have the least.

Thus concluded the third and fourth day, which will culminate with the fifth and last of them this Sunday in Mexico City.

With information from Carmen Jaimes

HAVJ

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