The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, today highlighted the participatory and transparent process, followed by a strategic plan of preparation for the application of the reform of the Common Agrarian Policy (CAP) in Spain, of which he took care to be an example of management, open to private agents and respecting the public distribution of powers model
The Minister intervened at the opening of the informative conference “CAP, a plan in the service of society and the sector of the future”, which was organized as part of the Open Administration Week. He emphasized that the preparation of the strategic plan constitutes “a model of orientation and deep transformation” and one of the most important exercises of coordination and cooperation between the General State and regional administrations with professional agricultural associations, cooperatives, environmental NGOs and all stakeholders. in the agricultural sector.
This process of openness and consensus, which has lasted more than three years for the preparation of the plan through various mechanisms and in which more than two hundred thematic meetings were held, will also continue in the monitoring and evaluation period, once in the CAP. vi Idus Januari on January 1, and the period of application for aid open from March 1. Thus, the minister of government decided that the program for which there is monitoring would be one of the fundamental pillars for the correct implementation of the strategic plan. Together with it, the newly created National PAC Network will be a mechanism for participation and dissemination that will generate synergies between the different actors linked to the rural environment and the agricultural sectors.
The Minister shows that he is able to establish a firm support for the agricultural sector and represents a pleasant income supplement for farmers and ranchers, who will receive more than 4,800 million dollars in aid per year until 2027. In addition, his goods will be extended to society. as a whole, since it allows the supply of food according to the quality and diversity of the taken requirements, it facilitates the generation of work and the fixation of people in rural areas and contributes to the preservation and improvement of the environment and resistance against climate change.
The recent CAPPA reform was one of the most important in the 60-year history of this community project, “an old project, but a clear form.” He established, he added, “a social contract between the rural world and the urban world”, which is configured as “a fundamental instrument of profit and competitiveness” for the entire agricultural sector.
One of the main innovations, the minister pointed out, is a model of application through strategic national plans that give greater support to Member States when it comes to identifying needs and prioritizing and designing interventions.
To this end, the minister emphasized that a complete and rigorous diagnosis of the Spanish agri-food system had never been carried out before. Cap recalled in this reform that the prescriptive policy has stopped with certain requirements and is now designed to achieve certain results with economic, environmental and social objectives. It is about achieving sustainable and productive agricultural activity that strengthens the economic fabric of rural areas, ensures food security and increases environmental concern.
All this with the cross-cutting objective of modernizing the farming sector through knowledge, innovation and digitization. In the event, at the Higher Technical School of Agriculture, Food and Biosystems, Madrid, Luis Planas emphasized that the most up-to-date and complete knowledge and scientific advice is necessary to properly monitor the project. To do this, the ministry signed a collaboration agreement with the Superior Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
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The minister showed that the grant of extraordinary aid to measure the sector is endowed with a budget of 5 million cash in direct aid, so that it can meet the special difficulties that can be caused by the increase in costs, drought and growth. exports from third countries, which generally do not respect Community regulations, “which means consumer fraud and unfair competition for our producers”.
Ludovicus Planas told the royal ministry that the present decree for the aid of this State should be verified as soon as possible, and that they were suitable in an exceptional way, according to the firm desire of the Government to support agriculture; and especially with vulnerable segments. The minister indicated that the independent communities also provide complementary support to the sector.
In the Council of Ministers of Agriculture of the European Union held last Monday, Planas moved the interest to emphasize European funds to support the millet sector and innovate a proposal together with other Member States to specify on the label of imported honey each country of origin with the corresponding percentage in each container.
Planas recalled that the intervention of the security sector in the CAP was provided with a budget of 19 million coins to increase its competitiveness.