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Quintana Roo and Texas Department of Agriculture agree to market local produce

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The State of Quintana Roo has signed an agreement with the Texas Department of Agriculture to market local state produce. On Sunday, Governor Mara Lezama announced the new agreement.

She said to promote the marketing of various agricultural products, increase economic development and combat food shortages in Quintana Roo, the Head of the Governor’s Office, Artemio Santos Santos, signed a Declaration of Bilateral Cooperation with the Assistant Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture, Daniel J. Hunter.

The signing of the declaration of bilateral cooperation between Quintana Roo and the Texas Department of Agriculture, in the field of agriculture, livestock, trade and economic development, took place in Cancun Saturday.

During talks, various strategies and lines of action were established to work in coordination with the Texas Department of Agriculture that included work on actions for genetic improvement in terms of bovine livestock.

In terms of agriculture, actions will be sought to promote the marketing of the various products grown in the state such as pineapple, pitahaya, lemon, watermelon and oranges, among others.

It was also proposed that Mexico producers opt to produce organic products which are in high demand in the U.S. and could generate a higher income for Quintana Roo producers.

Artemio Santos said both sides agreed on training and employment programs that the Department of Agriculture manages in rural areas of Texas, as well as organized visits from Texas buyers to learn about the producers and their processes, which could generate investment and marketing.

Another part of the agreement is to promote products with the distinctive Made in Quintana Roo logo. Those products will be marketed in Texas commercial stores. Both sides will also hold events to promote gastronomy and local Quintana Roo products.

In April, the state of Quintana Roo also signed an agreement with Amazon Mexico to promote state made products.

The Secretariat of Economic Development (SEDE) signed an agreement for the marketing and promotion of products from Micro, Small and Medium businesses (MiPyMEs) with the Hecho in Quintana Roo (Made in Quintana Roo) labeled products to be promoted and sold on Amazon Mexico.