The current head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires and candidate for President, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, was at the opening of the Maizar Congress, which takes place under the slogan "Co-creating Bioeonomy".
At the beginning, the official warned of the impact of the drought that hit the countryside hard and caused the loss of 50 million tons between corn, soybeans and wheat.
"This year they faced dramatic harvest situations. And to all this is added a tremendous political adversity, because of a misgovernment that systematically mistreats agriculture. For moving forward, for putting my chest to the situation, for continuing to produce against all odds, today I come to tell you: thank you very much," he said on stage, who was accompanied by the president of Maizar, Pedro Vigneau, and the president of the congress, Fernando Vilella.
According to the Head of Government of Buenos Aires, in the last 4 years the field contributed US $ 155,000 million and corn was a fundamental actor. "It is the second largest generator of foreign exchange for exports and it does so sustainably. Today Argentine corn has the smallest environmental footprint in the world," he said, alluding to Vigneau's speech.
Meanwhile, Rodríguez Larreta referred to the 7 measures for the countryside if he is elected as President as of December 10.
1- Macroeconomic stability: "You can't think about long-term growth without this. We must order the accounts and reach the zero primary deficit in the first year, as from the micro, with a regulatory and tax framework that is sustained over the years and guarantees stable rules of the game, "he said.
2-Exchange rate unification: "It is not serious to say that it will be the first day because the economic situation is dramatic, but the commitment is firm, the field needs it to plan, buy inputs and export with predictability, and we are going to guarantee it," he said.
3-Eliminate export duties: "On day one we commit to eliminating export duties on more than 200 products from regional economies, such as sugar, tobacco, fruit and lemon juices, peanut oil and others. And for the rest of the crops, have a path to go down them gradually. I will also solve the problem of export quotas and restrictions. Today, according to FADA, the weight of the State on production is undeniable, they keep 64 out of every 100 pesos earned by a corn producer, and if it is soybeans, more. However, the national government does not take them into account and went so far as to prohibit corn exports in previous years," he said.
4- Debureaucratize: "There is a hellish bureaucratization. Procedures with the State must be simplified. The field will go from doing procedures in offices to doing them remotely. And we are going to integrate Customs with the AFIP, SENASA and INAL, so that they work coordinated," he said.
5- Infrastructure: He pointed out that the infrastructure and road works must be updated, and mentioned the poor state of the roads. "Today you have to take your production through rural roads and national and provincial routes in a sorry state. Therefore, we will work together with municipalities and local governments to improve rural roads, finish the works on the routes, convert important routes into highways, "he said. In addition, he pointed to the waterway, which in the absence of dredging, ships leave with half the volume. He also referred to improving rural digital connectivity.
6- Insertion in the world: "We need to put into effect the agreement between the European Union and Mercosur," he said. "We must advance in an aggressive strategy of international economic negotiations, because the world needs energy and food and we Argentines have everything to export and develop more and more," he added.
7. Security." It is difficult to ask them (those who were present) to invest when there is land grabbing, silo bag breakage," he remarked and anticipated that "we are going to create a Unified Rural Information Center that integrates rural societies with local police and federal forces to stop and punish abuses of private property."
Thus, with these concrete measures, Rodríguez Larreta indicated that exports will double in 6 years, where 70% of the total will be from the agri-food sector. In addition, the idea is that the harvest of crops amounts to 190 million tons and meat production, to 4 million tons.