Hurricane Otis: affected farmers spend a sad Christmas – El Sol de México

Hurricane Otis was the last straw that undermined the production of the Guerrero countryside, because it not only devastated the crops but also put agriculture on hold and plunged the farmers of the municipality of Acapulco deeper into poverty, who had nothing to celebrate in this Christmas celebration.

The president of Ormix, AC Brigida Rosa Maria Trani Torralba, reported that The meteorological phenomenon caused massive destruction of corn plots, fruit trees and coconut orchards, which plunged rural producers deeper into poverty which was barely enough for them to buy tortillas and salt.

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“I have held meetings with the municipal commissioners of the communities of Paso Texca, Texca, PelilloEl Veladero, El Zapote, Lomas del Aire, Kilometer 30, 42, Xaltianguis, Xolapa, Tres Palos, San Pedro Las Olayas, Las Chanecas, San Pedro el Chico, San Pedro El Grande and the Communal Property of Cacahuatepec, They reported to me that the winds of more than 300 kilometers per hour destroyed all the crops and some live outdoors,” he said.

Of the total harvest that was planned to be used, because orAnother problem that arose this season was the drought and the late delivery of fertilizer, as well as the improved seed, which caused 50 percent of their losses; of this percentage, only 20 percent was rescued for personal consumption.

Former councilor Trani Torralba said that There is uncertainty among the farmers, That is why in the open assemblies that have been organized, it was agreed ask Governor Evelyn Salgado Pineda for help, to implement a support program for agricultural producers and to manage before the federal government a package of support aimed at farmers.

I want to thank the head of the state executive, because she listened to our requests and instructed officials of the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development of Guerrero, (SAGADEGRO), to take a census of the men of the countryside who lost their crops and financial support is given, primarily to those who were left with nothing due to the devastation left in its wake by Hurricane Otis.

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That’s why This Christmas was totally different, there was nothing to celebrate, since they lack additional income and their only source of subsistence is what they harvest, “now they only aspire to have a small support that will allow them to alleviate their situation of scarcity and not sink further into poverty,” he noted.

Originally published in The Sun of Acapulco

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