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The agricultural sector warns of the lack of relief measures in more than two months of agricultural emergency

The agricultural sector warns of the lack of relief measures in more than two months of agricultural emergency
The agricultural sector warns of the lack of relief measures in more than two months of agricultural emergency

The president of the Rural Federation, Jorge Rodríguez, called for greater coordination so that relief reaches producers.

The Rural Federation questioned the implementation of relief measures for the agriculture, A little more than two months after the declaration of agricultural emergency due to the floods that affected some departments.

The president of the FR, Jorge Rodriguez, He said that producers from the north of Rocha and the south of Thirty-three They practically did not receive the assistance provided by the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP).

Speaking to Radio Montecarlo, Rodríguez asked that “aid be more coordinated,” clarifying that in this way “the meaning of the emergency declaration will have an effect on producers.”

Something similar had already been expressed months ago to Ambit, when he considered that drought assistance was useful, but with nuances. “Many of these mechanisms could have acted in a different way “automatic”, raised on that occasion.

In this regard, the leader of the FR lashed out against the lack of coordination: “Many times the only thing that state entities have in common is that they are from the state, because they operate through separate channels.”

Agricultural emergency

The agricultural emergency It was decreed by the MGAP on May 21st by excess water, to alleviate the effects caused by the rains and floods In some departments, complicating the development of some crops.

The statement was made shortly after another similar one for the historic drought of 2023 and intended to generate a special fund for affected producers in Rocha and Treinta y Tres.

To make the decision, the portfolio that leads Fernando Mattos He mentioned that “the agro-climatic situation in the areas affected by excess water and flooding that occurred during April, the current month and the existing meteorological forecast.”

The general director of the MGAP Farm, Nicholas Chiesa, admitted to Ambit weeks ago that “last year there was a very strong economic loss due to drought and today it is due to flooding.” “Since Executive power We aim to help smaller and weaker producers with support so that they can maintain their productive capacity while the water level goes down,” he said.

Source: Ambito

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