9 agosto, 2022

Mexico´s Ministry of Agriculture Secretary donates seeds to Ukraine farmers, enough for 3 thousand 500 acres surface

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR

As a token of Mexico’s solidarity with agricultural producers form Ukraine, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in coordination with the Mexican Association of Seed Growers (AMSAC) and national institutions, donated certified seeds for 14 varieties of vegetables and grains, enough to cover a surface of about one thousand 500 hectares (about 5 thousand actress).

The humanitarian support, in a first stage, consists of one thousand 600 kilograms (somewhere between 3.2 and 3.5 pounds) of high-quality seeds to grow carrots, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, onions, broccoli, beets, celery, cauliflower, wheat and soybeans in order to benefit Ukrainian producers in order to contribute and help the productive units and reinforcing food security.

Mexico´s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, Víctor Villalobos Arámbula, expressed the solidarity of the Mexican farming sector with its Ukrainian counterpart, aiming to help guarantee global food security.

“We are pleased to achieve, with the support of institutions and organizations, the collection of a variety of seeds, with health and safety guarantee, for 14 high-quality vegetable crops and, thereby, helping alleviate the situation in which we live nowadays, mostly in that Eastern European nation”, he stressed.

The federal official maintained that the situation in that region of the world, affects all humanity, this donation testifies the fact that Mexico is a country, aware of the world situation, in solidarity, and this contribution in favor of Ukrainian agriculture is just a small example.

Ukraine ambassador, thanked the collaboration of producers, agribusiness and the Mexican Government for the donation of these seeds, which means a lot to the Ukrainian people and will help prevent famine.

Ukraine’s ambassador to Mexico, Oksana Dramaretska, mentioned that her nation’s flag is made up of the yellow that represents the wheat field, against a blue sky, although it is also an important producer of corn and sunflowers, on which 400 million people depend, mostly in countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

THE director of Mexico´s National Seed Inspection and Certification Service (SNICS), Leobigildo Córdova Téllez, explained that the collection comprises one thousand 600 kilograms of 14 crop varieties, of which the wheat and soybean seed was possible thanks to the National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural and Livestock Research (INIFAP), as well as private organizations for the collection and the process of its output.

AMSAC Executive Director, Mario Puente Raya, reiterated his contribution to this expression of solidarity of an organization made up of 84 companies in the production of seeds, to strengthen the food security strategy in the country and other nations.

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