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Ecuador: Xavier Lazo Guerrero Appointed Minister of Agriculture

24.8.2018

Xavier Lazo Guerrero is the fourth Minister of Agriculture and Livestock that the government of Lenin Moreno has appointed. Since the change of government on May 24th, 2017, Vanessa Cordero, Rubén Flores and the Minister in charge Mariuxi Gómez have passed through that portfolio.

The appointment of Lazo, a banana entrepreneur, agronomist with a degree in Agricultural Sciences and Management of Natural Resources of the EARTH University of Costa Rica, was made official through decree 487; in which, in addition, the resignation of Gómez was accepted, who made her position available after a video in which she ripped up an alleged request letter from the peasants in Taura went viral.

Eduardo Ledesma, from the Association of Banana Exporters, said the new minister "is knowledgeable about agriculture and will do a good job".

 

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