The Secretary General of the UGAM-COAG, Gaspar Anabitarte, has warned that epizootic hemorrhagic disease due to climate change “is not the worst thing that can happen to us” and although he predicts that it will subside next year, it will not his case disappear.
Anabitarte stated this this Monday in response to questions from the press during the presentation of the congress that the agricultural organization will hold on November 10 and which has advocated “managing” the new diseases that the sector will face.
The Secretary-General stated that epizootic hemorrhagic disease “worries him greatly” and warned that the global problems arising from climate change will give rise to “many problems of this kind” and diseases “that we will have to deal with.”
However, he pointed out that hemorrhagic disease “is not the worst thing that can happen to us” because it is not transmitted to people or products and the cows “generally do not die.”
Of course, he has pointed out that dealing with the problem requires an economic effort on the part of livestock farmers, which is why he has asked that those affected receive financial assistance to deal with the problem and not to hide it, whose initiative will do it this afternoon be debated at the beginning of regional parliament sessions.
Likewise, Anabitarte has stated that epizootic hemorrhagic disease is expected to subside next year, although, as he warned, “we are already behind with this virus,” as was the case with Covid.
“These things are important, but I believe there are other crises that will be more complicated,” explained the Secretary of the Agriculture Organization, who explained that climate change is “very serious” because it is “altering” crops and food. adding: “Without diesel we don’t know how we will function and at the moment there is no other technology that can replace it.”