Act On Agricultural Chambers, Which Hereinafter Is Referred To As Agricultural Associations

Original Language Title: Ley sobre Cámaras Agrícolas, que en lo sucesivo se denominarán Asociaciones Agrícolas

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LAW ON AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATIONS

AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATIONS ACT

Official Journal of the Federation on August 27, 1932

Last Reform Published DOF 09 April 2012

On the sidelines is a stamp that says: Federal Executive Branch.-United Mexican States.-Mexico.-Secretariat of the Interior.

The Constitutional President of the United Mexican States has served to address the following Law:

PASCUAL ORTIZ RUBIO, Constitutional President of the United Mexican States, to its inhabitants, known

That in use of the powers granted to me by the Congress of the Union by Decree of 21 January of the current year, I have had to issue the following

LAW ON AGRICULTURAL CHAMBERS, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATIONS

CHAPTER I

Constitution and object of Agricultural Associations

ARTICLE 1.- This Law is issued in order to establish the basis for the organization and operation of the existing Agricultural Chambers, which, in accordance with the provisions of the The following Articles shall be called Agricultural Associations.

ARTICLE 2 °.- The Agricultural Associations will be formed with the union of the agricultural producers of the country in order to promote in general to the The development of the nation's agricultural activities, as well as the protection of the economic interests of its members, must be established in accordance with the first paragraph of Article 4. of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States and the Sustainable Rural Development Law, in accordance with the objectives set out in the following article.

ARTICLE 3.- The Agricultural Associations incorporated in the terms of this Law will have the following purposes:

I.- Organize agricultural production within rational standards that aim to improve the quality of products, as well as the best distribution of products, for which implementation will be sought of more suitable scientific methods of agricultural exploitation.

II.- Manage and promote all measures to improve the agricultural conditions of the producers of the Republic, such as transport freight, development in the communications, rational electricity quotas, etc.

III.- Promote the creation, in each of the places where associations, warehouses, mills, cooling plants, packaging, etc., to industrialize or to preserve the products agricultural products and present them to the consumer under the best conditions.

IV.- Obtaining with the greatest economic facilities the granting of credit for their agremates.

V.- Seek the transformation of living conditions in the countryside by making the peasant's home comfortable or hygienic and educating the country's rural classes in the principles of modern technology production.

VI.- Foster, when the social and economic conditions of the producers permit, the development of the cooperative organization.

VII.- Represent to the authorities the common interests of their associates and propose the measures they deem most appropriate for the protection and defense of such interests.

VIII.- Promoting women's participation in economic development, through the organization of productive and marketing chains of agricultural products, consisting of women; or equal treatment and opportunities between women and men.

CHAPTER II

Organization of Agricultural Associations

ARTICLE 4.- The agricultural producers in the Republic will be able to meet in local, regional and national associations.

ARTICLE 5 °.- Local Associations will be called "Local Agricultural Associations", and will be made up of specialized producers. For the purposes of this Article, it is understood by specialised producers for women and men whose predominant activity is devoted to a crop or a special branch of the rural economy.

ARTICLE 6.- In each locality, the associations that correspond to the main crops or branches of the rural economy that are exploited, grouping the producers, will be created in each locality. association, according to the criterion set out in the preceding article.

ARTICLE 7.- Local Agricultural Associations that are established under this Law will have an obligation to join the Regional Agricultural Unions as soon as they are established.

ARTICLE 8.- The unions that the previous article speaks of will be organized when three or more of the Local Agricultural Associations are located in the region.

ARTICLE 9º.- The Regional Agricultural Unions, by means of delegates that they appoint, will constitute the National Confederation of Agricultural Producers, which may be constituted by the meeting of three or more of these joins.

CHAPTER III

Operating Agricultural Associations

ARTICLE 10 °.- Local Agricultural Associations may operate in all those places where ten or more specialized producers wish to be grouped under the terms of this Law.

ARTICLE 11 °.- It is understood by agricultural region that, by the similarity of rural activities and by means of communication with which it counts, it can constitute a unit within the national economy. To regularize the functioning of the Regional Agricultural Unions, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, through the Agriculture Directorate, will point out the economic regions in which it is consider more appropriate to divide the country.

ARTICLE 12 °.- The National Confederation of Agricultural Producers will be located in the capital of the Republic and will operate with two owners and two alternates duly accredited to it by Regional Agricultural Unions.

Regional Agricultural Unions may also accredit to this Confederation the participation of delegated and alternate delegates, so that Women's associations are represented by women.

ARTICLE 13 °.- The Confederation will be the body by means of which all the Agricultural Associations that directly or indirectly form it, will be able to promote to the State the projects, initiatives or In order to comply with the aims that this Law determines, but for the local authorities the organs will be the Local Agricultural Associations or the Local Unions according to the place of the same and that of the authority to whom Manage.

CHAPTER IV

The State and Agricultural Associations

ARTICLE 14 °.- The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, will authorize the constitution, organization and operation of the Associations Agricultural created in accordance with the provisions of this Law; with that authorization the same associations shall enjoy the legal personality in the terms of the relative laws.

ARTICLE 15 °.- The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food will open a Register of Agricultural Associations that will be established in accordance with this Law, in which the constitutive act and the statutes of the same are settled, as well as their modifications and acts of dissolution and liquidation, if any.

ARTICLE 16 °.- The State will consider the Agricultural Associations as a cooperation agency and consequently, they will be obliged to provide all the reports requested by them. the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, for agricultural services.

ARTICLE 17 °.- In order to ensure that the functioning of the Associations referred to in this Law is in the public interest, the State will give its full support to these same associations and to the producers who Member States, for the realization of the purposes mentioned in Article 3 of this Law.

ARTICLE 18 °. The illegal use by some Association of the names of the bodies established by this Law, will give reason to the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Development Rural, Fishing and Food imposes a fine of $500.00 that will be made effective on the goods of the association or group, if it has them, or on those of the individuals who appear at their front. If you insist on the illegal use of any of the names mentioned above, the fine will be doubled, which, for that purpose, will be up to three thousand pesos.

ARTICLE 19 °. The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food is authorized to provide the services of its technical staff for the promotion and the development of the Agricultural Associations; it also empowers them to formulate the regulations of this Law and to the terms of this Law, proper interpretation.

TRANSIENT

ARTICLE 1.- The Law on National Agricultural Chambers of 21 December 1909 and all provisions that are opposed to the present are repealed.

ARTICLE 2.- A period of six months is granted from the date of publication of this Law, so that the National Agricultural Chambers that currently exist in the Republic, adjust their organization and operation as prevented by the same Law.

Therefore, command is printed, published, circulated, and given due compliance.

Dada at the Palace of the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico, at the nineteenth day of August of a thousand nine hundred and thirty-two.- P. Ortiz Rubio.-Heading.-The Secretary-State and the Office of Agriculture and Development, Francisco S. Elias.-Heading.-Al C. Secretary of Government.-Present. "

What I communicate to you for publication and other purposes.

Effective Suffrage. No Re-election.

Mexico D. F., at 24 August 1932.-The Secretary of the Interior, Juan José Rios.-Heading.

Al C. ..