In recent days, the SIAP (Agricultural Food and Fisheries Information Service), published the 2016 Agricultural Food Atlas. The Atlas is a valuable document that compiles the 32 states of the country. It has statistical information, geographical information, data regarding exports and the occasional trade of 71 products that are included in the calculation of Mexico's agricultural gross domestic product (GDP). The information is broken down into variables that include data regarding production, consumption per capita, exports, and growth conditions for crops, livestock or fish species; this data is an added value that had never been used before to present the sector's statistical data: it is a new way to present the agricultural and fishery statistics.
This atlas is a fundamental input for all stakeholders in the agricultural food and fisheries sector. With it, the SIAP seeks to strengthen and promote the decision making process of the entities involved in the production, distribution and marketing of food.
According to the 2016 Agricultural Food Atlas, released by the SIAP, during 2015 thirteen products from Colima ranked among the top 10 highest volume productions nationwide.
The best positioned agricultural crops from Colima at the national level are: copra, blueberry, and tamarind, which ranked second place; papaya and blackberry, third place; lemons and bananas, which ranked fourth; and palay rice, which ranked fifth. Other products in the national Top 10, were raspberries, melons, pineapples, and mango.
The above results show why Colima is one of the main providers of food at the national level.
Presenting Colima's production process helps the sector to know the strengths and weaknesses of the primary sector, which will allow it to develop a structure to take advantage of its resources, and will promote Colima as a productive state.
This publication provides updated information about the state of Colima's agricultural, livestock and fish production so that the parties involved and the society as a whole have a comprehensive and accurate picture of the primary sector. The interpretation of this infographic is important to take care of the things that are working and paramount to identify what can be improved.
In our opinion, while the local sector has made some progress in the production of food in recent years, the sector still faces serious restrictions that prevent it from achieving higher levels of sustainable efficiency and productivity. It is urgent to review a number of conditions and trends underlying in Colima's food production. The agricultural food sector is strategic for the state's economic recovery and to create jobs.
Enrique Álvarez Navarro
Tel. 01 312 159 02 35