Avocado production in Mexico is primarily export-oriented and produces significant profits for the region. However, due to these profits, it is an area of an industry heavily tangled with organized crime activities that promote the unequal distribution of accumulated wealth. Avocado production expansion and gang violence associated with it significantly affect the local communities’ social, economical, and environmental dispositions.
Researching the topic for this assignment has informed my deep desire to address the issues of the local Mexican communities. Promoting the reinforcement of laws and regulations that would contribute to the well-being of the Mexican communities and prevent environmental destruction and the spread of organized crime is essential to resolve this crisis.
I believe the enforcement of the state law in compliance with the environmental regulations, ensuring a better income and social well-being of the local communities, would improve the current situation of Mexican avocado production. Consequential legal administration and police surveillance would help resolve the issue of organized crime activities.
Reducing the involvement of criminal gangs in avocado production in Mexico would aid the implementation of improved income and conditions in the local farming communities. Environmental regulations would positively affect the safety of the territory, agricultural control, and production (Ornelas, 2018). As such, the investment in these elements should advance the overall well-being of the local communities.
These propositions could be examples of positive transformation of a problematic region. Resolving this crisis could promote further investment in helping local communities solve the major issues affecting their well-being (la Vega-Rivera, & Merino-Pérez, 2021).
When I am allowed to draw public attention to a major issue, I will choose to talk about Mexican farming communities. I will highlight the details of the social, economic, and environmental problems of Mexican avocado production and the associated organized crime activity.
la Vega-Rivera, D., & Merino-Pérez, L. (2021). Socio-environmental impacts of the avocado boom in the Meseta Purépecha, Michoacán, Mexico. Sustainability, 13(13).
Ornelas, R. G. (2018). Organized crime in Michoacán: Rent‐seeking activities in the avocado export market. Politics & Policy, 46(5), 759-789.