Other issues that the work teams will work on in a coordinated manner are: guarantee the traceability of food from origin to the point of sale, strengthen phytosanitary and zoosanitary inspection, increase training for producers, especially those of small and medium scale, as well how to promote and monitor the proper use and management of agricultural pesticides.
The chief director of the Department of Agriculture, Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga, and the president of the CNA, Juan Cortina Gallardo, accompanied by their directors, met at the Senasica headquarters building to outline the issues that will make up the first part of the project.
The federal official indicated that, to conserve and improve the phyto and zoosanitary status that Mexico has gained over the years, it is necessary to adopt shared responsibilities in all agri-food sectors.
He assured that during the previous year, in the face of the health pandemic, Mexico, like most countries, faced the greatest challenge in its history
to guarantee the supply of food for its population, however, the national productive sector behaved to the height and redoubled efforts in order not to interrupt the supply chain. He stressed that a large part of these producers are affiliated with the CNA.
He specified that to continue with the strengthening of food production, the members of the Council must take over the inspection tasks for their own benefit and maintain the commitment to systematically notify Senasica about illegal actions that they detect and that could put the commercialization of food at risk. products in Mexico and abroad.
Juan Cortina Gallardo
commented that this second part of the Agreement, which will be worked on in a specialized way by those responsible for each area, will allow to continue producing quality food for Mexico and the world and at the same time generate development in the less favored productive systems.
He added that the CNA is aware of the responsibility it has to cooperate with the Government of Mexico to detonate the development of the country and assured that the partners that comprise it are up to the changes that are required to advance in the objective of achieving the food safety.