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Field Research

Spring 2019 Survey of Farm Workers

July 9, 2019

There are three key findings from the worker surveys and focus groups: good jobs, payroll taxes, and migration.

Guzman Berry Field Trip

April 15-20, 2018

The source of most Mexican fruit and vegetable exports until 2010 was Sinaloa and the Bajio, mostly the states of Querétaro, Guanajuato and Northern Michoacán. However, in the past decade, Jalisco has become an important producer and exporter, especially of avocados and berries.

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Jocotepec Berry Field Trip

March 2, 2018

Jocotepec, a city of 40,000 that is 70km or 43 miles south of Guadalajara on the western edge of Lake Chapala, grows a third of Jalisco's berries. The Cd Guzman area 135km south of Guadalajara has over half of Jalisco's berries, and the Tapalpa area 120 km southwest of Guadalajara has a sixth.

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