Threats, fees and extortion are some of the insecurity issues experienced by lemon or avocado producers in several Michoacán municipalities. Violence and insecurity lead to higher prices for lemons or avocados. With inflation, these products will also become more expensive. The wave of violence directly affects producers and has a negative impact on final consumers.
One source said: “Mexican daily consumer products such as lemons, avocados, and lettuce are impacting Mexicans’ pockets, not because of consumption, but because of safety issues.”
According to reports, within the green lemon market, the purchase price of producers fluctuates between 25 pesos and 35 pesos per kilogram. According to Agri-Food and Fisheries Information, Apatzigán is the second largest citrus producer, with a production of 193,591 tons in 2022 and a cultivated area of 13,354 hectares.
[ 10 pesos = €0.54 ]