A recent study on the marketing of inputs for organic agriculture in Mexico, carried out by the Foreign Trade Promoter of Costa Rica (PROCOMER), concluded that Costa Rica could export supplies for organic production from Mexico.
The study indicates that the Costa Rican supply of bio-inputs can look for business opportunities based on the country’s experience with bananas, for example, with the shipment of products such as packaging and equipment associated with cultivation such as road cables, bags to cover bunches and products for the control of sigatoka.
There are also chances for other inputs, like those related to the cultivation of coffee to control rust and CBB in Oaxaca and Nayarit, followed by inputs for avocado to control anthracnose in Michoacán and others such as insecticides or organic repellants and virus control for red tomatoes and berries.
Mexican organic agriculture
Organic agricultural production in Mexico can be perceived as a small segment, equivalent to 0.2% of the territory, but in recent years it has grown by 28% (2015-2019).
Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service of Mexico (SIAP) data says that in 2019, the value of organic production was estimated at $ 302 million; where 54% comes from Michoacán (avocados and mango), 18% from Baja California (lettuce, spinach, onion and celery), 10% from Baja California Sur (tomato, basil and asparagus), 6.4% from Colima (banana ) and 4% of organic coffee produced mainly in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Nayarit.