Agroindustry in Mexico shows growth despite COVID-19

Monday, April 27, 2020

While some companies are struggling to survive the drop in sales due to the coronavirus in Mexico, agribusiness has shown growth.

Mexican agricultural, livestock and fisheries production has had greater demand for products in countries such as the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Exportations of vegetables, especially tomato and avocado, as well as meat, and grains such as chickpeas and beans, are those that have increased, compared with 2019 stats.

The General Health Council considered agriculture as an essential activity for the economy, thus operations in the agribusiness have continued, implementing every pertinent sanitary and health measure.

However, various institutions in the agricultural and livestock market fear to reach a phase 3 or 4 of contingency, as this will mean a shortage in the supply chain; exposing them to a mobilization restriction or to contagion of any of their collaborators. 

On the other side, farm workers do not want to stop working, since for them the main problem would be to lose their income.

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