Self-consumption for Well-being?

On the verge of a global famine, reactivating the Mexican countryside is a matter of life or death for the Mexican government. And the only way to prevent it from affecting families living in rural communities is to sow.

Activate the abandoned land, regardless of whether there is no labor force due to migration or insecurity. Crops —regardless of the form of ownership or the environmental risks— even if it is in the backyard, to ensure the nutrition of children and the elderly.

That all the towns begin to cultivate all the lands, is the government recommendation, socialized through a cartoon that can be consulted on the official page of the Presidency of the Republic, but that will be delivered to the peasants of the whole country, in the upcoming weeks.

The simplification of the arguments to make your message understandable is one of the most recognized qualities of the Fourth Transformation. In these tasks, the participation of the moneros of El Chamuco has been fundamental.

Toño Helguera may have been the closest to the presidential family. El Fisgón and Hernández have been listened to by AMLO for 25 years. Rafael Barajas has actively participated in the defense of the vote since 2006 and is currently director of the National Institute for Political Training of Morena.

And what he did during the gestation of the movement, in the Regeneration newspaper, now he does it again. According to the Directorate of Organization for Productivity of SAGARPA —where a brother of Rosario Robles works— the office of the spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic is the entity in charge of producing the comic strip to save the Mexican countryside.

“In the 21st century, there are technologies that allow the production of large amounts of food and there are countries that are true granaries for the world, such as Argentina, Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine (sic)”, proclaim the characters of El Fisgón in the narrative government, “the war caused a rise in grain prices around the world. Also, fertilizers are through the roof. Today it is clear that the neoliberal policies towards the countryside were irresponsible, expensive and criminal”.

The Fourth Transformation urges that all peoples begin to cultivate all the lands. At SAGARPA and the Ministry of Finance they know that the next crisis is food and that more than the armed conflict in Central Europe, it will be caused by climatic factors and low yields worldwide.

Five weeks ago, before the federal Executive, the undersecretary for food self-sufficiency, Víctor Suárez, detailed the action plan for the production of basic grains for self-consumption and the production of fertilizers.

In a first stage, the 4T technicians would hold 10,000 community assemblies to promote the rescue of the countryside, create awareness and mobilize productive energies for self-sufficiency. The exercise would be completed no later than June 15.

Ten days before, SAGARPA’s general directorate of organization for productivity recognized that the assemblies promised by Suárez had not even been scheduled. And regarding the brochures, “it is an issue that falls directly to the Presidency,” he stated in the official letter responding to a request for information.

At the same time as the “agroecological and social technicians” (sic) of the Support Strategy of the Production for Welfare program, the staff of the National Development Finance Company should give access to credits to rural producers.

At the end of the first quarter of 2022, that financial institution accumulated an operating loss of 395 million pesos. In 2021 in this area, the losses were 966 million. The successive changes of directives have implied payments for indemnities that have affected their precarious finances.

The numbers don’t lie: as of May 31, the placement of the FDN was for 15,063 million pesos, just 20.3% of the annual goal, which is projected at 74,049 million. A 19.2% lower advance compared to the same period in 2021.

The past due portfolio registered 37,881 million pesos, 16.4% less than what was accumulated in the same period of the previous year.


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Journalist and columnist for El Economista, author of Doña Perpetua: Elba Esther Gordillo’s power and opulence. Elba Esther Gordillo against the SEP.

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