Posted On 18 Aug 2017
Minister of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) Vanessa Cordero announced that the State would invest in this program $ 1.3 billion over the next four years in the “Gran Minga Agropecuaria” (Plan for the Agricultural Community Labor). The initiative has nine axes of action: property deeds, access to credit, momentum to irrigation schemes, technology packages, agricultural and livestock insurance, promotion of associativity, agricultural mechanization, market access and research.
Betty Gonzalez, Secretary of Productive Relations of the Ministry of Agriculture, said that the “minga” is the collective contribution of each actor, that “interrelates farmers, producers, the state and the private sector.” “This program seeks an ideal, competitive, sustainable and inclusive agri-food system through nine axes,” she said. Gonzalez added that domestic consumption of some agricultural products such as bananas would be encouraged. (I)