a Federation of Agricultural Workers of Rio Grande do Sul (Fetag-RS) He went to Brasilia to discuss with the federal government the values of the 2021/2022 harvest plan for family farming. This afternoon, FAO President, Carlos Joel da Silva, and Agricultural Policy Adviser, Caleton Prestes, attended a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Teresa Cristina, and with the Minister of Family Agriculture and Cooperatives, Fernando Xuanke.
Fetag stressed the need to increase resources for family farming within the upcoming harvest plan, which will be announced at the end of the month, without any rate hikes. Also, due to the increase in production costs, a review of Pronaf’s eligibility and funding ceilings and more resources for core programs, such as the Food Acquisition Program (PAA), the National School Feeding Program (Pnae) and the countryside) were requested. housing.
According to President Carlos Joel da Silva, the minister’s meeting was positive and the agendas were enhanced. “The next crop plan needs to pay special attention to family farming, especially in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, which has had several problems in recent years and has seen production costs rise every day.”
Fetag-RS also requested that the Ministry of Agriculture implement the land credit in Rio Grande do Sul. According to the authority, Minister Teresa Cristina confirmed that due to the scarcity of resources, family farming will be given priority and that negotiations with the Ministry of Economy are taking steps to announce the 2021/2022 harvest plan by the end of next week.