National authorities present at CAF year-end closing ceremony

In a significant event that marked the closing of the year of the Federated Agricultural Cooperatives (CAF), the President of the Republic, Luis Lacalle Pou, the Acting Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Ignacio Buffa, and the General Director of MGAP, Fernanda Maldonado, participated in the event. The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Education and Culture, Pablo da Silveira, the Undersecretary of Industry, Energy and Mining, Walter Verri, the Mayor of Soriano, Guillermo Besozzi, and the President of CAF, Pablo Perdomo, among other national and local authorities.

Photo: MGAP.

The presentation of the conclusions on "The Future of Livestock Farming Systems in Uruguay" became the starting point for a plan of celebrations to mark CAF's 40th anniversary.

Commitment and actions for agricultural development

During the meeting, which brought together more than 10,000 rural producers in the Palmar complex, Soriano, several key issues for the sector were discussed. The minister Ignacio Buffa gave an account of the actions implemented by the government in response to the demands of the agricultural cooperative sector. He highlighted key measures, such as the subsidy of US$ 12,000,000 provided by the Dairy Industry Competitiveness Fund, the tax reduction through the increase in the ceiling of taxable producers of the Tax on the Sale of Agricultural Goods (Imeba), and the assistance provided by the Agricultural Emergency Fund.

Buffa detailed additional initiatives, such as financial support through lines of credit from Banco República, the implementation of the National Rural Security Directorate, and the execution of the largest infrastructure investment in the country's history. He also underscored the importance of the agricultural conscience in urban areas and the protection of native forests as a public good. Linking debt to compliance with environmental indicators reflects a comprehensive commitment to sustainability.

The Chairman Luis Lacalle PouIn his speech, he stressed the importance of sharing this assembly again as a sign of continued commitment. He emphasized the connection between the environment and the economy, highlighting the growing economic relevance of traceability and the ability to pay more for products such as organic meat. He emphasized the need to invest in time and knowledge, noting that the long-term benefits will be significant.

Additionally, Pablo da SilveiraThe Minister of Education and Culture announced the forthcoming publication of a book aimed at high school students, focused on generating agricultural awareness. This project seeks to inform about job opportunities in the countryside and foster a connection with the rural environment, thus consolidating an ongoing commitment to the sustainable development of the agricultural sector.

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