Sembrando Vida promotes the traditions of the towns and through the Peasant Learning Communities. Photo: Special
Within the framework of the celebration of Day of the Dead a total of 5,878 beneficiaries of the Sembrando Vida Program they harvested in their plots pumpkin, sweet potato and marigold flower to taste or place in your offerings and altars.
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For this season, farmers from 12 states managed to produce thousand 522.17 tons of pumpkin, sweet potato and the traditional “flower of the dead”, mainly for self-consumption, on 4,390.27 hectares
Regarding milpera squash, around 5,273 producers from 12 entities (Campeche, Chiapas, Durango, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatán) collected 1,422.34 tons in an area of four thousand 041.75 hectares.
While planters and planters in the states of Chiapas, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatán harvested 98.69 tons of sweet potato ipomoea batatas for self-consumption in 346.67 hectares.
In addition, seven farmers reported the planting of 1.14 tons of cempasuchil flower on 1.85 hectares of land in the Isthmus areas in Oaxaca and Papantla in Puebla.
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The Ministry of Welfare remembered that The Sembrando Vida Program promotes the traditions of the towns and through the Campesino Learning Communities (CAC) with the productive and social technicians, the exchange of knowledge is carried out.
This program has 420,256 beneficiaries, of which 70.1 percent are men and 29.9 percent are women.
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