Mexico: Yucatan wants to certify its Persian lime production

Yucatan will seek to certify the local production of Persian limes to promote the planting of this citrus in the state, as well as its export, stated the director of Agriculture of the Secretariat of Rural Development (Seder), Jose Bolio Garcia.

The official, who made a presentation about Certification Challenges and Commitments of the productive activity of Persian Lime, said that one of the main actions they needed to comply with was the certification program of orchards for export, according to the Product System's Master Plan.

"Citriculture is very important for the entity, as it is Mexico's fourth biggest producer of citrus fruits and the Persian lime is an important part of this offer," he said.

He added that the state government, producers dedicated to Persian lime, packers, and marketers would work together to strengthen their activities in order to promote the planting of citrus in the state, and seek international recognition to reach new markets.

In this framework, he said, they would hold a forum on February 6 and 7 of this year about the certification of the productive activity of the Persian lime in the Superior Technological Institute of the South, which is located in the municipality of Oxkutzcab.

Source: with information from Notimex

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