On February 19, Asociación de Agricultores del Río Fuerte Sur (AARFS) chaired by Marte Nicolás Vega Román delivered its Work Report from the 2019-2021 Managing Board. Also, the elections were performed and the members casted their votes to elect a new Managing Board for the 2022-2024 period, and César Enrique Galaviz Lugo was elected chairman.
At the Work Report, Mr. Vega Román shared with attendees the most significant results the farming organization had during his managerial term, emphasizing on the improvements to infrastructure such as warehouse remodeling, mechanization and maintenance to store the main grains marketed by the organization. He also shared the start of a building project for a new distribution center of liquid fertilizers and investments performed in his administrative facilities.
He stated that, despite of the difficulties faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have managed to increase collection, and make improvements to their processes in such a manner that they were able to meet the commitments and provide a better service for their associates. This is why they are currently starting to be in compliance with the ISO 9001-2015 requirements, under a quality management system based on processes and risks that allow the Association to increase the satisfaction of their growing partners, and demonstrate their ability to supply products and services according to their expectations.
Among the main services of this farming association are the following:
- Parafinancial Services for Farming and Commercial Credit
- Insurance Fund
- Sale of Fertilizers and Agrochemicals
- Sale of Seeds
- Ultra-low in sulfur Diesel
- Hardware for Farming
- Marketing of Crops
- Farming Strategies and Advisory
- Administrative and Accounting Services
AARFS A.C. is a non-profit organization, made up by 2,500 farmers and small business owners from Northern Sinaloa, Mexico, from which 632 are active members, 125 are honorary members and 1,743 are affiliate members.
It was founded on November 25, 1932, under the protection of the Law to Promote Farming Organizations in the State of Sinaloa and is currently ruled by Law of Farming Organizations in the State of Sinaloa and the organization´s own Bylaws. Its supreme authority is the General Meeting, in which only active members participate with a voting right.
The order from the meeting relies on the Managing Board, which is chosen democratically for a 3-year term, which is supported by an administrative structure that performs its duties with honesty and professionalism.
Together with another ten fellow farming associations that function within the state of Sinaloa, they make up CAADES Sinaloa A.C., developing a model farmers’ organization nationwide.
To learn more about the association, please visit: AARFS A.C.