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Country Profile Mexico

  • MEXICO

    Location

    Mexico is forms a bridge between North America and the southernmost part of South America, located between the United States of America to the North and Guatemala to the south. It also shares its borders with the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to the East; and the North Pacific Ocean to the west. The country has a total area of 1,964,375 sq km and has both topical and desert climate tendencies.

    Agricultural sector

    Mexico's main agricultural products are indigenous cattle meat, whole fresh cow milk, indigenous chicken, meat, maize, hen eggs, indigenous pig meat, sugar cane, sorghum, oranges and avocados.

    Brief overview of organic farming

    There are 393,461 hectares of organic land in Mexico and approximately 128,819 organic producers operating in the country. Organic land makes up 2.86% of the country's arable land. Most farmers in the organic market are small-scale farmers, although the proportion of medium and large-scale farmers is increasing due to appealing export business incentives. Mexico's organic market sector has grown rapidly; approximately 30% per year. Most organic land is used for crop cultivation. Organic land is also used for livestock and beekeeping.


    Brief overview of key organic products

    Mexico is the world's leading coffee producer. Organic products include cacao, avocado, agave, mango, coconut, aloe vera, corn, citrus fruits, honey and sesame. All these exports are mainly produced for exporting purposes.

    The network

    Cultura Organica Integral, S.A de C.V.
    Manuel Nájera
    # 140, Col. Anáhuac San Nicolás de los Garza
    N.L. México C.P. 66450
    Tel.: (81) 8376-3701
    Fax: (81)8134-8423
    E-mail: info@organicaintegral.com
    Website: www.organicaintegral.com 

    References

    - CIA FactBook, 31.05.07 - https://www.cia.gov

    - FAO, 24.10.2006: Key Statistics of Food and Agriculture External Trade. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Statistics Division - http://www.fao.org/es/ess/top/country.html?lang=en 

    - Yussefi, Minou and Willer, Helga, Eds.: The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and emerging trends