Posted On 20 Jan 2014
Trough the change of the productive matrix, the Government seeks to strengthen the sectors in which the country has been distinguished since its origins: agriculture and livestock.
“Increasing value in production and diversify it” is one of the challenges, according to the issues raised by the Ministry of Production, Employment and Competitiveness in previous weeks.
According to Alberto Pincay Paz, former teacher of Inheritance Law at the Faculty of law of the University of Guayaquil, the Government is trying to replace the “sole reliance” in oil which has been the priority in recent decades regarding economic matters.
“The success of this proposal requires a serious technical work, training and review of the existing laws, as well as instruction to farmers on the management of the environment, constant advice and notions of the management of crops and income, optimum use of water resources, etc.”.
The Ecuadorian coast produces a high percentage of what Ecuador exports and, according to Pincay, more than 80% of the agricultural land belongs to generations of heirs, “under the figure of effective owners”, but they are not owners.
This situation generates insecurity and lack of access to credit by financial institutions. “So that communities can be integrated to the optimal production of the land it is essential to resolve this legal situation. As this does not occur, the production is minimal”, indicates the specialist.