Proexport asks for serious and responsible information about torrential rains so as not to lose international customers

Proexport asks for serious and responsible information about torrential rains so as not to lose international customers

According to the Opiniondemurcia.es, Juan Marín, president of the Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Exporters of the Region of Murcia (Proexport), claims serious and responsible information on agricultural losses by torrential rains so as not to alert markets to shortages and lose international clients,  which would be a serious crisis for the sector.

The Council of Ministers approves the first measures in the face of the emergency caused by torrential rains

Faced with the emergency situation, and according to antenna3.con, the Council of Ministers will approve this Friday, September 20, through a Royal Decree, a package of extraordinary aid and tax exemptions for the affected areas.

This will activate the necessary actions to alleviate the damage caused by the torrential rains, which mainly affected the southeast and peninsular center.

These measures include direct aid for property damage and occasional costs to deal with disasters; compensation for damage to fish farms. farmers, according to antena3.com.

Concern of farmers

Many voices called on the Government to carry out these first actions, including the agricultural organizations of the Region of Murcia, which also call for responsibility when disseminating information about agricultural losses by the strong rains so that it doesn’t happen again as in 2012, Revistamercados.com report, when farmers took to the streets saying the crops had been razed. The consequence, in the words of the president of Proexport collected by ‘Revista Mercados’, was the loss of customers frightened by the shortage, and who ended up consuming products from other countries. This entailed an agri-food crisis in the Region of Murcia.

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