04 Oct ASERCA AND PROMÉXICO IMPULSAN PRODUCERS OF THE AGRO-FOOD SECTOR
- Estimated sales of more than 100 million dollars in the Queretaro Agrifood Business Roundtable.
Mexico, the second largest agri-food supplier in Canada
The General Coordinator of the Agricultural Marketing and Development Services Agency (ASERCA), Manuel Pozo Cabrera and the Head of the Sector Development Unit of PROMÉXICO, César Fragozo López, presented the first edition of the ” Business Agroalimentaria Querétaro 2017 “, to be held from September 20 to 22, 2017, in the city of Querétaro, Mexico.
The objective of the event is to promote agri-food products, through business meetings with the participation of importers and marketers of Canadian and Central American companies.
The event will receive 120 companies from 5 states of the Republic, among them, Querétaro, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Michoacán and State of Mexico; which will be offering fresh, processed, meat products, gourmet cheeses and wines.
It is foreseen the participation of 20 national buyers and 20 international buyers from different countries, generating sales for more than 100 million dollars.
“Mexico is destined to be one of the top 10 food producing countries in the world. At the moment we occupy the place number 12 and it is expected that for the following year we will occupy the eleven place surpassing other powers. The sector will continue to grow and consolidate itself as a strategic solution for national growth, “said Manuel Pozo.
He stressed that our country is Canada’s second largest agri-food supplier after the United States and the main products exported to Canada are avocados, mangoes, frozen fruits, fresh or chilled tomatoes, among others. By 2016, Mexican exports to Canada increased by 25.31%, from US $ 378.89 million to US $ 474.80 million, due to a growth in exports of the aforementioned products.
In this regard, César Fragozo, head of the sector development unit of ProMéxico highlighted the relevance of the event considering that among the objectives is to support the national agri-food sector with the participation of importers and marketers of products of the sector, which will comply with an agenda intense work that will make it possible to specify export opportunities, but also to publicize the quality, safety and health of Mexican products.
“We know that the agri-food sector is one of the most solicitous for the Mexican economy and this leads us to seek solid tools and actions for cooperation with private initiative, but also and with a great spirit of cooperation between institutions,” he said.
Parallel to the Business Round, workshops, seminars and forums related to commercialization and export will be given to future exporters, which will be coordinated through the Business and Incubator Incubator of the Autonomous University of Querétaro (INCUBAUAQ) and Mexico Supreme Quality (MCS).