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Pandemic forces small farmers in Mexico to adapt

Rodrigo Cervantes Jul 21, 2020
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Esteban de Jesús Durán is part of Plantas y Flores de Xochimilco, a community of decorative plant growers based south of Mexico City. Rodrigo Cervantes
COVID-19

Pandemic forces small farmers in Mexico to adapt

Rodrigo Cervantes Jul 21, 2020
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Esteban de Jesús Durán is part of Plantas y Flores de Xochimilco, a community of decorative plant growers based south of Mexico City. Rodrigo Cervantes
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As in the U.S., many small, local farmers in Mexico have to compete with big companies. Now, they are also trying to adapt to changes in agricultural trade because of COVID-19. Some are finding new ways to sell, using social media and other methods to reach their customers. Some farmers have had to slow down or even take a pause. Others are flourishing, as they find new demand from customers in quarantine.

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