The Mexican countryside is experiencing a great moment, but only part of it. It is true, the agricultural trade balance is positive and continues to grow, that is, we sell more farm products to the world than we buy; However, it cannot be ignored that social problems in rural Mexico continue and that they sometimes increase.
That the agricultural sector exports means the entry of foreign currency into the country, jobs and the generation of value chains between producers of different sizes.
The numbers are cold and show some results that federal and state authorities can boast of, but the numbers they show us do not portray the full face of the rural sector.
The fact that six out of 10 Mexicans dedicated to production in the fields live in poverty is the clearest indicator that there is a winning field made up of large companies and a field mired in misery.
It has been more than a year and two months since the suspension of classes and we have not seen a serious public policy of education for children and young people in rural areas. It will be difficult for many of them to return to school, the economy is not doing well and dropouts will undoubtedly grow.
If the distance education model is being difficult in the private schools in the cities, in the ejidos it does not exist. We must turn to look at rural Mexico and we should demand that the authorities, far from celebrating achievements that correspond more to the corporate development of large companies, do justice to the countryside.
In the field, support, subsidies and credits must be increased, it is a matter of national security. Today that you have food in front of you, think that behind it there are months of work, uncertainty due to climate change, due to market prices; In short, there is concern and the faith of Mexican families to obtain an income that allows them to survive.
Health, education, income, housing, food, everything is radically different where the pavement ends. Social justice has not been consummated, the causes continue and inequality is increasingly lacerating. _