Online Event
September 01-03, 2022 | Online Event
GPMB 2022

International experiences of the pandemic and the agri-food sector: Reconversion as an option

Edgar Omar Rueda Puente, Speaker at Plant Science Conferences 2022
University Of Sonora, Mexico
Title : International experiences of the pandemic and the agri-food sector: Reconversion as an option


COVID-19 (coronavirus) plunges the world economy into the worst recession since World War II. As a result of severe distortions to domestic supply and demand, trade, and finance, economic activity in advanced economies is expected to contract by 7% in 2020. The world's agricultural economies of the main countries that produce Basic grains (corn, soybeans) are being altered (USA, China, Brazil, Argentina). For the remaining agricultural countries, it is an opportunity for agricultural reconversion. The reconversion of crops refers to the change of product or activity that allows a better use of the soil, favors its fertility and breaks the biological cycles of pests and diseases to have an effective control and prevent them from becoming immune or resistant. Therefore, this change, whether of product or activity, represents greater economic profitability and social viability for the producer, because comparative and competitive advantages are taken advantage of, and products with value can be offered in the internal and external markets. The types of conversion that can be carried out are: change from an annual crop to another of the same cycle; change from annual crops to perennials, for example, in the area of cultivation that was destined for cereal to establish in its place a certain fruit tree, another example is when annual seasonal crops are intercropped by grasslands. Likewise, there may be shift changes between the different productive sectors, for example, when moving from an agricultural activity to a livestock or from a livestock to a forestry one.


Awarded with the Doctor Honoris Causa degree by the International Organization for Inclusion and Educational Quality. Level two in the National System of Researchers of CONACyT. Six occasions as distinguished 2004-2006-2008-2010-; 2012-; 2014-2015; QUALIFIED TO AUDIT AND IMPLEMENT INSTITUTIONS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS by Mexican Accreditation Entity (EMA: ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems; ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management System; ISO 21001: 2018 Management System for educational organizations; ISO 50001 Energy management systems; Certification in labor competence in the EC0217-CONOCER Competency Standard (teaching of training courses in a group face-to-face manner; Member of the Inter-secretarial Commission for Biosafety of Genetically Organisms Modified in Mexico.