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The agricultural situation is far from that of Brazil after the floods, warned Fernando Mattos

The agricultural situation is far from that of Brazil after the floods, warned Fernando Mattos

The Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries confirmed that harvests are paralyzed and that there is uncertainty in the agricultural sector.

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He Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP), Fernando Mattoswarned that crops are paralyzed due to intense rains, but that the situation “is far” from what is experienced in Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) from the catastrophic floods.

Within the framework of a discussion promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOfor its acronym in English) held this Tuesday, the head of the MGAP explained that there are ongoing episodes, which is why the country is under alert in several regions.

In that sense, he recalled that the abundant rainfall in the last few hours cut off paths and flooded areas, generating “affects of different characteristics, basically in the center, east, and northeast of the country.

“(There is) large volume rainfall that stops work in the field a little, the harvests are interrupted and that is what makes producers anxious,” the leader stressed. Producers intend to resume harvesting processes, but also begin planting at the end of the production cycle.

Mattos regretted the inclement weather, and pointed out that the livestock sector could also be affected by flooded areas, although this was already planned.

“We are affected by the great floods that will surely come from the Black riverbut also Uruguay River depending on the flood of heavy rains in Rio Grande (do Sul),” the minister said before adding: “We are far from the situation in Rio Grande (do Sul), but hopefully we will have an interruption in the volume of rainfall in the last few hours to be able to move forward with the work and be able to carry out the harvest.

The MGAP seeks to anticipate inclement weather

On the other hand, Minister Mattos explained that the ministry is working to anticipate future climate calamities, in an attempt to mitigate their consequences on agricultural production.

Along the same lines, Mattos commented that they are “drawing up the necessary plans for the future” so that Uruguay have “sustainable development” from a strategic point of view, in order to “consider” these climatic aspects, which had “an important impact” on production volumes.

Source: Ambito

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