With the aim of greater coordination between local supply chains and the agribusiness of the federative entities, the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry (Canacintra) announced that the International Agroindustrial Forum (FIA) on January 18 and 19 of next year.
At a press conference, Estaban Chavoya Bravo, president of the agribusiness sector of the Canacintra, explained that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, global supply chains were broken, so there are currently problems to package agro-industrial products.
“They are battling for packaging cardboard, we are battling for glass, mezcal and tequila are battling a lot,” he said.
Given this situation, he revealed that this event will seek that the states have contact with all the supply chains of packaging, plastics and cardboard.
“It is trying to unite, to re-establish those supply chains that are failing (…) we have to move forward and we can no longer stop,” he stressed.
Chavoya Bravo said that this event seeks that the sub-nationals strengthen their primary sectors and bet on industrialization, which will also allow greater production with added value and that can be exported to other countries.
Chavoya Bravo explained that the International Agroindustrial Forum It will be held at the national headquarters of Canacintra in Mexico City, “experts, businessmen, academics and the media related to this sector will be summoned.”
The businessman announced that the agro-industrial sector in Mexico could be closing in 2021 with a growth of between 6 and 7% compared to the previous year.
“Which reveals not only its potential, but that it is one of the few sectors that, despite the pandemic, presents a positive performance and considerable development potential,” he deepened.
Even the previous year the agricultural and agroindustrial sector grew 4.8% compared to 2019.
The coordinator of the Agroindustrial Sector of Canacintra in Durango, Silvia Alicia Soto, explained that they have a special interest in International Agroindustrial Forum It is seen as an opportunity to achieve the industrialization of agave for the entity.
He explained that they seek to increase the production of mezcal and sotol, products that have a designation of origin in that state.
Alicia Soto made a request to the three levels of government for a diagnosis of mezcal and sotol in the state to be carried out as soon as possible in order to promote the creation of technified plantations for the production of these two drinks.
“We seek to build a mezcal emporium, similar and superior to that of Jalisco with tequila,” he revealed.