Eleven Rivers assumes the Vice Presidency of the International Horticultural Alliance for the Promotion of Social Responsibility

The first meeting of the International Hortofrutícola Alliance for the Promotion of Social Responsibility was held on February 11 this year, an initiative that was born as part of a process of permanent improvement of the agri-food sector and that will impact on the development of labor practices And business with a socially responsible approach.

The meeting was led by the head of SAGARPA, Lic. Enrique Martinez y Martinez and by the Undersecretary of Agriculture Lic. Jesús Aguilar Padilla.

During the event, the protest of the Steering Committee took place; Alan Aguirre Ibarra, President of the Local Agricultural Association of Table Grape Growers, Fruits and Vegetables, and as Vice President, Heriberto Vlaminck Seidel, President of Eleven Rivers Asociadores Agricultores A.C.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Confederation of Agricultural Associations of the State of Sinaloa (CAADES), the Culiacán River Farmers’ Association (AARC), Eleven Rivers, the Baja California Council, the Agricultural Council of Mexico The Agricultural Association of Northern Sonora, the Yaqui-Mayo Association, the Mexican Association of Citrus Packers, the Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture, and the Fresh Produce Association of Americas. On behalf of SAGARPA, the undersecretary of Agriculture, Jesus Aguilar Padilla; The head of SENASICA, Enrique Sánchez Cruz; The attorney general, Mireille Roccatti Velázquez; The head of the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP), Patricia Ornelas Ruiz; And the general director of Fomento to the Agriculture, Jorge Kondo López.

The objective of this alliance is to strengthen public policies, programs and actions so that all workers are guaranteed comprehensive assistance with better housing, shelters, schools, health centers, respect for human rights, as well as a salary and Schedules as required by law.

The head of SAGARPA, Enrique Martinez and Martinez, highlighted the commitment of associations and organizations of producers throughout the country and affirm that this is a special event for the sector, allowing the integration of a significant number of associations which will work in favor of women and men working in the horticultural sector.

For its part, the Eleven Rivers Association will continue to work steadily and in collaboration with this new initiative, promoting compliance with current legislation by the Sinaloa growers in order to help the country’s agricultural industry to be competitive and Strengthen in the current markets, as well as to promote an improvement in the quality of life of agricultural workers.