Puebla / 10.07.2021 14:17:20
The field’s international affairs specialist, Hans Levi Hernández Lecona, graduated from University of the Americas Puebla (Udlap), highlighted that farm workers face poverty and difficulties in competing with large companies.
Noted that Mexico has enormous biodiversity and, currently it is the eighth largest food producer in the world, before which, the work of the field is extremely necessary in the economic reactivation.
He commented that one of the problems that arise is inequality because farm workers are suffering poverty, despite the fact that their work is essential to feed the Mexican population and that of different parts of the world.
“It is unfair that the people who are feeding us day by day suffer poverty or inequality, they are even leaving their cities when they see that there are no opportunities in the countryside, it is also very difficult to compete with large industries,” he explained.
One of the possible solutions to support Poblano field workers It consists of supporting local consumption and encouraging small producers to take steps towards exporting.
“It is essential to achieve direct contact with the producers, seek the elimination of intermediaries and make an agreement for the benefit of all. This will allow the design of a development model according to the needs and requirements of the main actors, an issue that had already been explored previously, but not with the expected results, ”he explained.
He highlighted that, on many occasions, trade missions are carried out that allow the growers approach buyers from different parts of the world, which translates into benefits.
“Through our agricultural advisers, links with other countries can be achieved, for example, for a Japanese to come who has technology and can use it for fishmongers in Oaxaca,” said the specialist in International Relations and Political Science from Udlap. .
For Hernández Lecona, actions to support the field They are fundamental, for which, it is essential to create synergies between civil society, academia, international cooperation and the government.
“It is important to work in support with fertilizers, the link with different foreign markets, programs in support of rural women and advice for producers, among others. All of these are small efforts, but they will not be enough to put an end to all these problems that the countryside is experiencing ”, he explained.
The specialist highlighted the need to approach the communities, ask their needs and, based on this, develop public policies that impact the development of the field from multidisciplinary actions.
“It is necessary to observe a multisystemic and multidisciplinary problem, which requires a lot of planning, as well as the help of research done by universities in order to weave bridges and enrich this work,” he said.