Pineapple producers in Mexico demand to know who receives support
Amanda Gasperin Bulbarela, the mayor of Juan Rodriguez Clara, said: "A process has already started where the legislature directly demands information on what producers have received support and what sector is receiving the more than 500 million pesos support for the agricultural sector.
"We are asking authorities not to deliver any more resources until there's certainty about where the money that has already been handed out was allocated."
She also said there was uncertainty as to who received the last packet of resources, that the deputies had every right to demand clear accounts, and that they hoped the resources had been sent to producers in need and not elsewhere.
"The rural area has been very neglected and forgotten. Now, the citizenship requires support, not only from the state, but also from the federal level so that the people involved in agricultural production can have access to the economic support they are granted. The money should go to the real producers."
Gasperin Bulbarela said the farmers in her municipality and in the whole state were waiting for an opportunity to advance, that they craved for a boost so they could have productive crops.
That they needed the money for irrigation systems, implementing technology, fertilizers, carbide, and everything that the production required.
She also said that the area of Rodriguez Clara and Isla were the number one producers of pineapple in the state and internationally. Thus, their pineapple production was very important and they needed greater support to continue being number one. ■