Friday, 13 October 2023 03:37

Farmers to receive benefits that will help ensure food security

Written by Leydin Sorto

In order to guarantee salvadoran families the consumption of basic grains, vegetables, fruits and other crops, congressmen reformed, with 73 votes, the Special and Transitory Provisions to combat inflation in the prices of agricultural inputs.

The decree empowers the Centro Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria y Forestal (CENTA) to purchase machinery and agricultural inputs, in order to sell them to producers at affordable prices and use them in their crops. The provisions also provide for the purchase of laboratory equipment for soil analysis to identify crop pests.

The deputies endorsed that, once CENTA finalizes the purchase, the board of directors will have to determine the price at which the inputs and machinery will be sold. In addition, it will have to define the moment in which these will be placed and the quantities that will be sent to the market and agricultural producers.

Among the products that the institution will be able to market are insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers. All the merchandise will have a lower price than that marketed by agroservices.

Maíz, Cosecha, Saludable, Maíz Dulce

The legislators explained that the amendments to the regulation are necessary, indispensable and emerging in order to provide the country with sufficient agricultural inputs that will allow to influence favorable prices to the consumer and thus contribute to guarantee the food security of the population in general.

The objective of the regulation is to guarantee agricultural producers the supply and commercialization of agricultural products at a favorable price, specifically to save money, explained Deputy Saúl Mancía.


Translated by: A.M