The processes of production and commercialization of honey in Yucatan attracted the attention of the government of New Zealand, with which the state administration agreed to continue exchanging knowledge in order to improve conditions and opportunities for Yucatecan producers.
Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal held a meeting with a delegation from that country, led by his ambassador in Mexico, Mark Sinclair, with whom he agreed to maintain a close relationship, which will translate, initially, into an approach to technical measures and technologies that are applied in the Yucatan for beekeeping.
Representatives of a Polynesian Maori ethnic group of New Zealand dedicated to the production of one of the most renown honey and with greater added value in the world, will visit Yucatan with the purpose of sharing with the local producers the manufacturing and mercantile processes that have positioned its product as one of the most exported and best paid in the world.
The New Zealand delegation is also interested in the medicinal benefits of the Yucatecan honey, especially from Melipona-bee; while Yucatecan producres want to know more about the Manuka honey, recognized worldwide by its properties.
Governor MAuricio Vila Dosal reiterated the state government’s willingness to strengthen ties of cooperation to detonate the beekeeping sector of Yucatan and that the men and women who depend on this activity benefit from trading their products at a fair price in international markets.
The improvement of living conditions and production processes of people in the agricultural sector will be complemented by 10,570 direct jobs and 34,700 indirect jobs that will generate the installation of seven new companies in the interior of the state, which will allow for more job opportunities and better salaries.
In this context, the interest of New Zealand in citrus fruits such as Persian lemon, a fruit represents another area of opportunity for the commercialization of these Yucatecan products in that country.
During their stay in Yucatan, the visiting delegation met the Seed Production Unit of the Scientific Research Center of Yucatán (CICY), of which they were very impressed by the high level of the investigative processes carried out by this institution.
In addition, they toured the State Scientific and Technological Park, as well as some production centers, communities and cooperatives focused on the honey sector.
The meeting was also attended, by New Zealand’s Agricultural Adviser for Latin America, Terry Meikle and the second secretary of the embassy, Sarah Baillie; the vice president of State Councils of the National Agricultural Council (CNA), Jacobo Cabrera Palos and the President of the Mexican Federation of Exporters and Importers of Fruits and Vegetables, Luis Alavéz Bello.
TYT Newsroom with information yucatan.com.mx