Last Wednesday, March 29th, students from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa), from the School of Commerce, accompanied us to the Confederation of Agricultural Associations of the State of Sinaloa (CAADES) facilities. Their objective was to learn about the commercial relationship between Sinaloa and Japan and look for opportunities to increase our exports to this country. Sinaloa exports three products, beef, hard pumpkin known as Kabocha, and tomatoes. As a country, our main exports are beef, pork, and avocado.
We foresee areas of opportunity in our state to continue growing tomatoes, and to look for opportunities with other products such as peppers. To achieve this last objective, we must work on phytosanitary issues related to the blue tobacco mold that the Japanese believe is found in Mexican peppers.
The young people were enthusiastic to keep working on this project, contact the Mexico-Japan Chambers of Commerce, and continue looking for opportunities.