The president of the Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA), Joao Martins, presented a document with 10 priority proposals for the Agricultural and Livestock Plan (PAP) 2019/2020 for the Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, in Brasilia.
The measures presented were divided into short-term and structuring actions for Brazilian agriculture. The document is organized in five axes: proposals to recompose the volume of funds to finance the activity, to reduce bureaucracy and reduce the cost of compliance, rural credit, agricultural risk management and commercialization.
“The CNA, which represents all the Brazilian producers, from the most diverse segments, brings to the Ministry of Agriculture a proposal that is very close to what the Ministry thinks. Now we will take the two proposals together, and we will go to the Ministry of Economy to close the next harvest plan of Brazil,” said Tereza Cristina.
The president of CNA pointed out that the suggestions were elaborated “listening to the bases”, through meetings with producers in all regions of Brazil. For Joao Martins, it is an instrument offered by the entity so that the minister is able to negotiate with the Ministry of Economy.
“She has already said that we should have a substantial increase in insurance, something around R $ 1 billion. The producers are very hopeful to have a Brazil with production growth and knowing how to put this production, which is the most important,”said Joao Martins.
One of the priorities is to restore the levels of demand on rural savings by 74% and demand deposits by 34%. Another request is to eliminate taxation on capital gains arising from exchange variation in the Agribusiness Credit Certificate (CDCA) and Agribusiness Receivables Certificate (CRA) issued in foreign currency and to make foreign investments more flexible in the Brazilian capital market.