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Mexico, one step away from entering the top 10 world food producers.

Agro-food authorities predict that Mexico will surpass 300 million tons of food for the first time this year.

According to the 2023 Agro-food Outlook from the Agro-food and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP), presented by the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader), Victor Villalobos Arambula, Mexico has shown sustained growth in the country's agricultural, livestock, fishery, and aquaculture production over the past four years. In 2022, 297.6 million tons of food were produced, representing a 1.2% growth from the previous year.

 

For 2023, an upward trend is expected, and production is forecasted to exceed 301.3 million tons. During the event, the director of SIAP, Patricia Ornelas, highlighted that Mexico is the third agricultural producer in Latin America and has risen to the 11th position as a global food producer.

 

She also emphasized that Mexico has been ranked among the top food producers and exporters, with 23 million hectares in its agricultural border and a production value of 1.4 trillion pesos in 2022. Ornelas pointed out that the agricultural sub-sector represented 91% of the generated volume, while the livestock sub-sector represented 8.3%, and the fishery sub-sector represented 0.7%.

 

The representative of the FAO in Mexico, Lina Pohl, highlighted the importance of food security to eradicate poverty and hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region that is characterized as the most expensive in the world to eat healthily.

 

Retrieved from:

Pérez, J. (2023, April 21). México, a un peldaño de entrar al top 10 mundial de productores de alimentos. Forbes México. https://www.forbes.com.mx/mexico-a-un-peldano-de-entrar-al-top-10-mundial-de-productores-de-alimentos/#:~:text=La%20responsable%20del%20SIAP%20apunt%C3%B3,primero%20como%20productor%20de%20alimentos.