Francisco Javier Mayorga Castañeda

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Francisco Javier Mayorga Castañeda
Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Mexico)
In office
7 September 2009[1] – 1 December 2012
President Felipe Calderón
Preceded by Alberto Cárdenas
Succeeded by Enrique Martinez
In office
28 September 2005 – 30 November 2006[1]
President Vicente Fox
Preceded by Javier Usabiaga
Succeeded by Alberto Cárdenas
Secretary of Rural Development (Jalisco)
In office
1995 – 2000[1]
Governor Alberto Cárdenas
Personal details
Born (1951-04-17) 17 April 1951 (age 64)
Guadalajara, Jalisco[1]
Nationality Mexican
Political party National Action Party[1]
Alma mater Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM)[1]
Occupation Businessman and politician
Religion Roman Catholic

Francisco Javier Mayorga Castañeda (born on 17 April 1951) is a Mexican businessman and politician who serves as Secretary of Agriculture in the cabinet of President Felipe Calderón since 7 September 2009.[1] He has previously served in the same post from 28 September 2005 to 30 November 2006 in the administration of President Vicente Fox.[2]

Early years[edit]

Mayorga was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco into a family of eight brothers devoted to grain trade in the Western part of the country.[1] He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics from the Autonomous Institute of Technology of Mexico (ITAM) and completed a master's degree in Business Administration at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) before presiding several business chambers in his native state.[2]

As Secretary of Agriculture[edit]

Mayorga was appointed Secretary of Agriculture for the first time in the administration of President Vicente Fox. His second appointment, in the cabinet of Felipe Calderón, was criticised by Greenpeace for his alleged continuous support to genetically modified food trading within the country.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Perfil:Francisco Javier Mayorga Castañeda" (in Spanish). El Universal. 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Perfil de Francisco Javier Mayorga Castañeda" (in Spanish). Milenio. 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Greenpeace rechaza relevos en Sagarpa" (in Spanish). El Universal. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2009-09-11.