Bosco de la Vega is elected new president of the CNA


On the XXXIII General Ordinary Assembly of the National Agricultural Council (CNA) carry out the 2th of February 2017, Mr.  Bosco De La Vega Valladolid was elected as the new CNA president in the presence of Enrique Peña Nieto President of the Mexican Republic.


In this Assembly was present Mr. Georgius Gotsis Fontes, Chairman of the Eleven Rivers Growers Board accompanying the president of this important agricultural organism.


In his first speech as president of the CNA Bosco de la Vega, stressed that the National Agricultural Council, under the leadership of President Enrique Peña Nieto and his cabinet, “will work for the great nation project that Mexico needs.”


De La Vega recognized President Enrique Peña Nieto vision of State “to the courageous effort that you and your team have made to carry out the structural reforms that will allow Mexico to be better competitive”.


However, he said that within these major reforms the structural reform of the Mexican countryside is still pending, “today we offer our talent and experience, so that by working together we can achieve this historic reform, in the modality that the new times allow.”


He pointed out that during his campaign his motto was to reposition the Mexican agri-food sector with a long-term vision that allows an optimum development.


“You have the National Agricultural Council, we are ready to build bridges and generate jobs,” said Bosco De la Vega Valladolid, leader of the CNA.


Bosco de la Vega Valladolid is part of a family with a long history in the agribusiness world. His maternal grandfather, Don Rodolfo Valladolid Tinajero, pioneered the export of vegetables, tomatoes, brussels sprouts and potatoes in the San Quentin valley, B.C. On the other hand, his father, Don Alejandro de la Vega, was established in the 1950s in the city of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, as an agricultural producer of export vegetables, potatoes, corn, sorghum and cattle and sheep.


From an early age Bosco de la Vega was linked to the activities in the field, occupying positions of responsibility in the field of his father and grandfather, where he learned about the importance of honest work, social responsibility towards workers and the efficient use of the natural resources for the care of the environment. It also represents the third generation of a family of agro entrepreneurs who have worked for the interests of entrepreneurs and agricultural workers.


In addition to serving as vice-president of horticulture and public policy, he was a representative of the National Confederation of Potato Producers of the Mexican Republic (Conpapa), where he led the defense to prevent the United States from exporting fresh potatoes to the country, of phytosanitary safety.