03.07.2014

Barañao in the presentation of the Rural Change II programme

The head of the Ministry of Science, Lino Barañao was part of the closing ceremony with President of INTA, Francisco Anglesio and the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Carlos Casamiquela in the Science Booth of the National Bicentennial Park.

Barañao in the presentation of the Rural Change II programme

Lino Barañao, Carlos Casamiquela and Francisco Anglesio.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Lino Barañao, participated in the closing ceremony of the presentation of the new stage of the Rural Change Programme, under the name "Rural Change II, Innovation and Investment", which was given by the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Carlos Casamiquela. The new phase of the programme features the enhancement of innovation, source added value and investment of agrifood and agro SMEs, the cooperative sector and family farmers. In the event were present the President of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), Francisco Anglesio, the national deputy and chairman of the Commission on Agriculture and Livestock of the National House of Deputies, Luis Basterra and the Under Secretary of Food Policy from the Ministry of Social Development, Liliana Periotti in the Science Booth of the National Bicentennial Park.

During the closing ceremony, the minister Barañao highlighted the role of science and technology in agriculture and said that "the great challenge of technology is to make the intensification of agriculture efficient and sustainable". Barañao also stressed the importance of "implementing policies to promote agriculture, diversifying production, to add value at source and that through this industrialization process of rurality generate work around the country". These challenges, the head of the ministry of science said, “can only be addressed by technology with enough social awareness to ensure the fair distribution of wealth”.

Meanwhile, the head of the agricultural portfolio said that "we aim to develop participatory projects organized by SMEs and capitalized family farmers or with opportunities to be capitalized" and he noted that $ 420 million will be allocated to ensure its development. Furthermore, Casamiquela said that credit lines will be granted at preferential rates to small and medium producers. Referring to the importance of family economies, the Agriculture Minister announced the creation of the Secretary of Family Farming, which "thank to Policies conducted by this government, starts to take its rightful place in the economy of our country".

Meanwhile, the President of INTA, Francisco Anglesio said that "Rural Change II will allow us to stop being the breadbasket of the world and transform the agricultural production. Furthermore, Anglesio said that the programme "will allow development on the site of employment across our country, preventing the population migrate to towns”.

Rural Change II is framed in territorial development strategies promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture together with INTA, among which are: to increase the irrigated area, improve production rates, agriculture livestock and generate added value at source. In this way, producers seek to strengthen the integrated management of their businesses, improve productivity and adopt good practices for the management of natural resources. The programme also seeks to encourage agro-ecosystems preservation, promote generation of projects adding value at source and improve development and quality of communities and territories.

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