Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Food productivity must be increased without expanding the agricultural frontier

The increase in population means greater productivity of priority crops without expanding the agricultural frontier, so different agriculture must be done, said Víctor Villalobos Arámbula, head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader).
Therefore, with adequate and timely use of fertilizer, management of organic matter in agricultural land,s, and sustainable practices, greater food production can be achieved, said the official from Tlaxcala.

Climate change is one of the challenges to overcome

In addition, he said, Mexico must continue to develop actions to adapt its productive activity to climate change, with the use of knowledge, the availability of fertilizer, better land management, and the most efficient use of water to mitigate the challenges of climate change.

Climate change, he showed, imposes new ways of doing agriculture with little water, and it is necessary to be careful and change through work to get the essential liquid, as done in this state in the construction of 500 jagüeyes.

More than 30 thousand tons of corn were produced in the first year

Víctor Villalobos said that the priority program of agriculture began in 2019 in Guerrero, with clear instructions to produce more grains to contribute to food self-sufficiency and save the rural population from poverty.

As a result of the input, he said, the technical assistance, and the work of farmers, it is possible to add more than 30 thousand additional tons of corn in the first year, which resulted in the expansion of the program to three states: Tlaxcala, Puebla, and Morelos, and, later, five other states joined.

Food Productivity Must Be Increased Without Expanding The Agricultural Frontier

The program benefits the agricultural sector of Tlaxcala
For his part, the governor of Tlaxcala, Lorena Cuéllar Cisneros, said that in the change of the federal entity and the rest of the country, we must work as a team—the federal, state, and municipal governments—to continue the road to prosperity. , well-being, and food sufficiency in favor of families in rural Mexico.Hee described the provision of support as historic because, with the program of the Government of Mexico and the efforts of his administration, more than 1.5 billion pesos have been allocated this year in the field of agriculture in Tlaxcala.

In addition, he commented that last year, resources amounting to 350 million pesos were allocated in direct support to the countryside of Tlaxcalteca, that is, 63.9 percent more compared to the previous year.

Food Productivity Must Be Increased Without Expanding The Agricultural Frontier

The investment, which increased this year, added 47 million pesos to develop projects in the irrigation system, rainwater collection, tools and ponds, eco-technics, biodigesters, and reforestation. tasks that guarantee liquid supply, increase production, and increase yields. of basic crops, such as native corn, oats, beans, wheat, barley, and others.

Meanwhile, the coordinator of the national program of fertilizers for well-being, Areli Cerón Trejo, recalls that Tlaxcala, along with Puebla and Morelos, is part of the second group of states that will benefit from free, direct delivery of inputs without intermediaries in 2020, one year after the start of the pilot test in Guerrero.
Because of this, the official emphasized that in Tlaxcala, an amount of more than 186 million pesos will be allocated to benefit rice, beans, corn, and other priority crops with input.

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