Canary Islands begins the payment of 8.2 million committed to farmers

Throughout this month, the income will be made to the rest of the farms, as they present the responsible declaration, until completing the 8.2 million euros.

EFE

The Government of the Canary Islands has begun the payment of 8.2 million euros of direct aid to the owners of goat, sheep, pig, cattle, rabbit and poultry farms to alleviate the
"complicated situation" of the sector, aggravated by the war in Ukraine.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Alicia Vanoostende, explained this Friday that it is an initial payment of almost 2 million euros for 218 livestock producers.

Throughout this month, the income will be made to the rest of the farms, as they present the responsible declaration, until completing the 8.2 million euros.

Vanoostende has indicated that this aid has been processed through the covid aid temporary framework in order to speed up its resolution and inject liquidity into the sector “in the shortest possible time, shortening the terms.”

Given the uncertainty generated by the international context and the increase in supplies
"It is vital that the sector has liquidity to guarantee the continuity of livestock activity on the islands", the counselor has emphasized.

This subsidy, financed with own funds, is intended to offset the extra cost in the price of animal feed, electricity or fuel, among others.

To do this, farmers must have their farms registered in the Registry of Livestock Farms of the Canary Islands with an updated census in 2021 and with livestock units equal to or greater than five Large Livestock Units (UGM).

The Canary Islands is the autonomous community that grants the most economic amount to the livestock sector per Large Livestock Unit (UGM), given that while in other communities
the amount does not reach 70 euros by UGM, in the islands they exceed 100 euros, the regional government highlights in a statement.

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