Mexico and France outline cooperation in sustainable coffee, oil palm and grape crops » Newsspade

The Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, Victor Villalobos Arambulaand the French ambassador in Mexico, Jean-Pierre Asvazadourianagreed to strengthen technical-scientific cooperation in agri-food matters, promote sustainable coffee crops and oil palm, access to resistant varieties of grape for wine and promote lines of research on the sargasso.

The bilateral relationship currently has significant potential to develop in the short term. Projects on issues of mutual interest on child care seas, responsible fishing and promotion of agroecologywith the participation of the French Development Agency (AFD).

In addition to promoting the sustainable production of oil palm in Campeche and Tabasco, support to organizations of small coffee producers in Chiapas and Oaxacathe development of cooperation projects related to indications Geographical, viticulture and fight against antimicrobial resistance, among others.

The head of Agriculture, Victor Villalobos Arambulaindicated that today there is an important link between the two nations and the development of productive projects and agri-food sustainability in the south of the country.

He stressed that the 43 World Congress of Vine and Wineheld in Mexico last year, had an important projection and established scientific-technical alliances and trade with other nations.

He specified that in the country 16 states produce wine, so we agree that the water theme and adequate soil management are decisive for the national wine sector, therefore the importance of maintaining and strengthening the relationship with France, Italy and Spain on issues of sustainable productivity and market exploration.

Regarding the marine refuge program, the Mexican official pointed out the importance of reactivating it to strengthen the protection of marine speciescare of resources and the practice of responsible and sustainable fishing.

Regarding sargassum, he said that there are solid scientific studies on its trajectory from Brazil and there are advances on its possible uses, such as the manufacture of blocks for construction, as well as the possibility of support from international organizations to finance research for its use as raw material.

Ambassador Jean-Pierre Asvazadourian agreed that the World Congress of Vine and Wine, held in Ensenada, Baja Californiameant a shift in cooperation between the two countries.

He highlighted the work on attention to the oceans and protection of biodiversity in the seas, where Mexico is very involved in sustainable production, as well as in the transfer of technologies in the agricultural sector, with agroecological systems to accompany small and medium producers.


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