Sunday, May 28, 2000, 3:35:24 PM, you wrote:
w Dear sanet, I forward this request. I hope some of you can help.
w Please e-mail directly to : firstname.lastname@example.org
w regards wytze
> Hi everyone!
> I have a friend who's creating an organic orchard/garden in a
> remote area of Mexico (Miahuatlan (sp? I can't read his writing),
> Oaxaca 70877). He's written me asking if I could find out how he
> can import plants into Mexico.
He needs an import permit from from the agriculture secretariat,
specifically from vegetable sanity (SAGAR - Direccion General de
Sanidad Vegetal). There is also a state committee of vegetable
sanity in Oaxaca (Comite Estatal de Sanidad Vegetal) and somebody
locally represents it.
> Right now, he's lacking apple, peach, and pear trees, and other
> fruits that grow in California.
He doesn't need to import those, I'm sure they're available here and
he could talk to someone at a branch of the National Institute of
Forestry and Agricultural Research (INIFAP - Instituto Nacional de
Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecuarios). They could tell him
what's available that would be more likely to be locally adapted.
I personally think he ought to stick to good seedling varieties.
Anything from the U.S. is going to grafted on foreign rootstock and
while this is not yet public knowledge and was even ignore by the
organic community, grafted trees are a dead end (evolutionarily,
morally and physiologically) that all contain metabolic imbalances
that are also present in the fruit.
The fact that most consumers in the U.S. have never eaten fruit from
a seedling (i.e. real) tree is ridiculous, and just shows how far
this farce has gone.
There is and INIFAP in Loma Bonita, Oaxaca but that's not an area
suitable for deciduous fruit. He's better off inquiring in the
Oaxaca state capital (the city of Oaxaca), which is itself higher
> I know my question is slightly off topic, but if anyone has any
> leads for me (for him), I would appreciate your suggestions.
What's off topic about it?
> Thanks very much,
> Judy in New York City
Douglas Hinds, Dir. Gral. - CeDeCoR, A.C.
Centro para el Desarrollo Comunitario y Rural, Asociacion Civil
(Center for Rural and Community Development,
a Mexican non-profit organization)
Cordoba, Veracruz; Cd. Guzman, Jalisco; Loma Bonita, Oaxaca
& Reynosa, Tamaulipas Mexico
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