President Enrique Peña Nieto handed over tractors for the countryside and incentives for corn and bean production in the state of Michoacán.

Michoacán’s farmland is one of the country’s most fertile and productive areas. Its farmers harvest foods such as avocado, blackberry or strawberry, in great demand on international markets due to their high quality.

The government made a commitment, during this administration to promote the development of the countryside and the welfare of families who make their living from it.

Actions and progress

1. Farmers, farmers' organizations and the authorities have implemented programs and actions to build a fairer, more productive, profitable and sustainable countryside.

2. Agriculture has become one of the country’s most dynamic sectors in recent years.

3. The country’s annual food production has averaged just over 212 million tons, 9.5% more than during the same period in the previous administration.

4. In the first four years of this government, 473,000 hectares of irrigation will have been technified, in other words, 110,000 hectares more than during the same period in the previous administration (30.5% more).

5. During the first three years of this administration, agri-food and fish exports exceeded $76.6 billion USD, 61% more than during the same period in the previous administration ($29.1 billion USD more).

6. For the first time in the past 20 years, the agricultural and fisheries balance registered a surplus of $1.73 billion USD, overcoming the sector’s traditional deficit.

7. Exports exceed imports. Production is increasing, with food from the Mexican countryside reaching more of the world's markets.

8. The government has supported the purchase of 7,759 tractors across the country. The six-year goal is 25,000 units.

9. 500 tractors were delivered today, through federal support totaling 100 million pesos, and each producer will receive a subsidy of up to $200,000 pesos to purchase a tractor.

10. Nearly eight thousand tractors were handed over today, although the goal is to deliver a thousand tractors this year alone.

"If we compare what we have managed to export in the three years and seven months of this administration with the same period in the previous administration, this represents a 61 percent increase. We have 61 percent more production today, which is reaching the country’s highest export levels ever. What is the result of this?

That after 20 years, for the first time in the food industry, we have a surplus; in other words, we export more in agricultural products than what we have to import”: EPN