Power to the CenterJune 4, 2020
Facets of MexicoJune 4, 2020
The spring-summer cycle was caught in the middle of the health emergency
"Systemic effect" by COVID-19 affects production and food supply
June 4th, 2020
The health and economic emergency derived from COVID-19 also has a “systemic effect” on food production and supply: plantings have decreased in some entities; Fertilizers and seeds are on the rise and do not arrive on time due to logistical delays, and credit to the field does not flow and sees a decline compared to last year. Given this, it is urgent that the 4T government apparatus, the only national structure with the capacity for "immediate reaction", implement a national food supply program, aimed at solving these "collateral damages" of the pandemic.
The spring-summer cycle was caught in the middle of the sanitary emergency, in the agricultural works the sowing tasks have slowed down, which observes a reduction in some entities of 30 to 40% in the cultivated area.
In addition, there is an impact on the cost and supply of inputs such as fertilizers and seeds, which during a period of three months only for effect of the devaluation of the peso impacts 30%, with the aggravating circumstance that its distribution is slow; the problem is not only that their price has increased but also being able to dispose of them, since there are logistics problems because shipments are months behind schedule.
Translator: Martín Caballero