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Quintana Roo producers participate in Texas trade exhibit

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Several producers in the state of Quintana Roo are participating in a three-day trade exhibit in Texas. Pineapple, habanero chili, pitahaya, gourmet leaves and vegetables are some of the display products of the exhibition.

Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa met with six Quintana Roo producers prior to their participation in a trade mission in Texas to exhibit state products and receive training on commercial exports.

The six local producers are part of a Texas trade mission for the export of state products that will run January 22 to 25.

Lezama says it is a great opportunity for the six producers to receive guidance and advice on exports to the United States which will allow them to optimize their processes and guarantee the quality and competitiveness that market requires.

She said the trade mission is part of the New Agreement for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo, giving a hand to producers to create new commercial opportunities so that no one, absolutely no one, is left out and no one is left behind.

The Texas International Produce Association helped organize the event with Quintana Roo producers. Photo: CGC January 22, 2024.

“This mission is a great opportunity to establish contact with potential buyers and distributors so that our products reach the entire world taking advantage of our geographical advantage and air connectivity,” she said.

Locally produced Mayan chocolate is also on display at the Texas exhibit. Photo: CGC January 22, 2024.

This mission was organized by the Texas International Produce Association in collaboration with its Department of Agriculture and the government of Quintana Roo and will benefit producers from rural communities that were marginalized for years and where their economic diversification is promoted, Lezama added.