You would have to organize, educate and provide support for them, if you
them to get involved. (CeDeCoR does that).
> Once there is a market for fresh produce and
> organic products that could be easily processed there (like juice
> concentrate, canned tomatoes, cheese, etc.) then I would look for
> international suppliers of the other stuff (or they would probably
> come knocking on the door around then anyway). There may be some of
> this going on already.
First of all, I have a friend, a gringo, who grows and sells organic produce
in Patscuaro, Mexico in Michoagan. Many of the small farmers grow
organically, though not all of them. Just because, chemicals are not really
necessary. He harvests them each week and takes them into the market, takes
it out of his trucks and sells them to whoever is walking by. Many of the
lovely older Indian women were attracted to his beautiful produce and bought
Mexico is so poor, you wouldn't want to think of exporting organics into
Mexico, that would be too unrealistic. But you can help the small farmer who
is slowly getting crushed by the advent of agribusiness, with organic seeds.
Sometimes just pipe for watering would help a lot.
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