‘Mexican growers should focus on increasing organic citrus production’

Mexican citrus growers are beginning to explore types of production that are more respectful of the environment and associated with a healthier lifestyle, including organic production.

Anahí Casillas, agri-food consultant from the Mexican state of Michoacán: “The organic citrus sector is still small, as its market share does not reach 5%, but gradually foreign demand is causing organic citrus to have an increasing presence in the agri-food sector in Mexico.”

Casillas added that “Central European markets, especially Germany, are demanding more and more organic citrus from Mexico, so it is clear that producers should focus their efforts and strategies toward organic citrus production, especially lemon and orange, although grapefruit and mandarins are also increasing in demand.”

Source: citrusindustry.net

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