Agriculture of Mexico

Agriculture Across the World

Agriculture Is....

the science, art, or occupation concerned with cultivating land, raising crops, and feeding, breeding,and raising livestock; farming.

The United States Department of Agriculture

Mission Statement:

We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

The USDA promotes agriculture production that will better provide for Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world. They aim to protect the US's natural resources through restored forests, improved waters supplies, and healthy working lands.


A BIT ABOUT MEXICO...

The Country:

-Officially the United Mexican States

-Mexico is bordered by the United States to the north, and Belize and Guatemala to the southeast.

-Mexico is about one-fifth the size of the United States.

-Federal Constitutional Republic

-Has a Presidential System

-Official Language is Spanish

The Average Mexican Household

-51.3% of Mexico is bellow the poverty line

-116,220,947 people in the country, but every home contains the average of 4 people

-Roman Catholic 82.7%, Protestant 1.6%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.4%, other Evangelical Churches 5%, other 1.9%, none 4.7%, unspecified 2.7%

-Both male and female both stay in school and drop out at about 14 yrs old

-Home income of $4,456 a year

Technology:

Main Industries:
  1. Aircraft
  2. automobile industry
  3. petrochemicals
  4. cement and construction
  5. textiles
  6. food and beverages
  7. mining
  8. tourism

Mexico's Economy:

-Unemployment Rate is 5.5% (2010)

- GDP per capita US$15,782.897 (2012)

-The country's Gross National Income in market exchange rates was the second highest in Latin America, after Brazil

Mexican Agriculture:

there are two main types of agriculture in Mexico:

The one for living and the other is large plantations.

- There are small producers who use the field as a primary source of income and to supply their own food. These farmers usually do not have an technology to help them farm. They are their own employers and have no wage labor.

- There are large plantations who aim for trade. There they use lots of high technology and many machines to work the fields. Workmanship is largely needed to do the job so that the products can make it out to international markets.

Main Crops:

-corn -sugarcane -wheat -tomatoes -bananas -chili peppers -oranges

-lemons -limes -mangoes -tropical fruits -beans -barley -avocados -coffee

Common Foods of Mexico:

-Quesadillas -Tacos -Tamales -Enchiladas -Gorditas -Tlacoyos -Sopes

The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food

Animal Rights and Wellfare

-The current policy of Mexico, in civil law, condemns physical harm to animals as property damage to the owners of the abused animal, considering the animals as owned property


PUNISHMENTS OF BREAKING LAW:

-To anyone who causes obvious injury to an animal the penalty stands at 6 months to 2 years in prison and a fine of 50 to 100 days of minimum wage payment.

-The penalty is raised by one half if the animal's life was endangered.

-If the animal is killed in the crime, then the punishment is raised to 2 to five years in prison and 200 to 400 days being payed only at minimum wage.