Hostelería de España, Aecoc and Fiab have presented to the Government their Plan of Intelligent Descaling with a package of measures to recover the activity of the sector minimizing economic losses. The package of measures stresses the importance of solving the liquidity problem that hotel establishments face.
In the seven weeks that have passed since March 9, 4.5 million tons of food and beverages have been made available to the population, indicating that Spanish households have consumed a million more tons compared to the same period in…
The minister returned to value the central role of the entire agrifood chain, as one of the fundamental pillars in this crisis, ensuring food supply, mentioning today the constitution of the Commission for the Social and Economic Reconstruction of Spain after Covid-19 in the Lower House, he stressed that agri-food is reaffirmed as a key sector in this recovery.
The ICEX has carried out a study on 'The market for beef and sheep in Japan 2020', which offers a complete description of the supply, demand, prices and perception of the Spanish product.
The European Commission has proposed this Wednesday to give aid to the private storage of beef, sheep and goat meat. These grants are part of a package of measures to mitigate the consequences of the crisis that the Covid-19 pandemic is causing to the sector, especially due to the closure of the HORECA channel. Anafric will inform how the aid will be established.
Anafric want to express our support for the actions that are being carried out by the Ministry of Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación, specifically its highest representative, Mr. Luis Planas. We have learned that today he has requested "effective market" measures to face the Covid 19 crisis so that no "agriculture or rancher is left behind".
These are complementary measures that we believe can contribute to reducing the impact of this crisis on the sheep and goat meat sector. These measures are independent from those that may be presented by the companies and member organizations of INTEROVIC, more tailored to the needs of each and every one of its partners.
In recent months, the agro-livestock sector has had to face critical situations. To the structural problems of rigidity of the demand, atomization of the operators, the seasonality or the perishable character of the productions, conjunctural factors have been added such as adverse climatic phenomena, tariffs of the United States Administration, the fall of prices of the productions and the rise in the costs of agricultural inputs (diesel, fertilizers or feed).
Agricultural, livestock and aquaculture production, as well as fishing activity, transformation of agricultural and fishery products, veterinary centers or clinics, transport and distribution of food, as well as its commercialization through retail sales to consumers, form the food supply chain whose activity must be guaranteed in the state of alarm. This implies that the activity of agri-food companies as a whole, including agricultural, livestock, aquaculture and fishing activities, must be maintained, but also that of the companies that, in turn, supply them with the necessary inputs for their operation.