The Ministerio de Agricultura Pesca y Alimentación will increase its budget by 10% compared to 2020 for next year. They will be 8,500 million destined to promote digitization and innovation, efficient irrigation, generational change and the presence of women in rural areas, as well as a more sustainable agricultural and fishing sector. In this way, growth possibilities will be developed that will help to strengthen the productive and economic fabric through determined support for the agri-food sector.
25.11 million euros will be dedicated to improving the competitiveness of the industry and food quality, an amount destined to make the quality of the products a hallmark and to favor the existence of larger, more efficient and more efficient agri-food companies and cooperatives and sustainable.
The increase in the budget for food promotion stands out. The #Alimentosdespaña strategy is endowed with about 9.7 million euros to support the promotion in the national market and abroad..
Within the agricultural market regulation program, aid from the European Agricultural Fund for Agricultural Guarantee (EAGF) will support the agricultural and food sector with about 5,793 million euros, 2% more than the previous year. In this context, the large items of expenditure continue to be the decoupled and associated direct aids that constitute a fundamental support to the income of agricultural producers, the national programs to support the wine and beekeeping sector and the operational programs of the organizations of fruit producers and vegetables.
In this area, it is important to note the additional effort in animal and plant health, with an increase in the budget of more than 11%.