Mexico boosts the National Agrologistics Program to reduce losses and increase competitiveness

Mexico boosts the National Agrologistics Program to reduce losses and increase competitiveness

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The Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, Enrique Martínez y Martínez, announced that they are working to develop a comprehensive agrologistics system to Mexico, in cooperation with other governmental agencies, with the goal to reduce losses and increase the competitiveness of the agri-food sector and contribute to food security.

During the inauguration of the Leaders Workshop of the National Agrologistics Program, the head of SAGARPA indicated that the institution makes a deep evaluation of agricultural livestock and fisheries sectors in the country to define the needs in agrologistics subjects and their solutions.

He pointed out that an advanced agrologistics network, including creating agro-parks, it can make more efficient the distribution chain of food, from production to the final consumer, facilitating value addition. He also explained that, in a global context, the country needs to have an agile distribution system to deliver perishable goods such as fruits, vegetables and fresh meat, among others, to various markets, both domestic and international.

Martinez y Martinez noted that one of the agrologistics system strands is the development of the economic potential which agro-food sector represents; for this a world-class system that will reduce travel time and production losses, which can reach up to 40 percent, is necessary. He also noted that the importance of the theme, agrologistics were included as a main subject within the discussion tables that take place within the Reform to the Field Transformation.

Source: SAGARPA