The Interprofessional del Porcino de Capa Blanca (INTERPORC) has joined the European Rural Pact, an initiative that aims to provide a common framework to cooperate and participate at community, national, regional and local level to make rural areas of the Union Stronger, connected, resilient and more prosperous European spaces.
Through the Rural Pact, participants will be able to share reflections and ideas about its implementation and development and commit to organize or participate in the discussions and proposed actions to contribute to the development of the 10 objectives identified by the European Commission as relevant for the future. rural zones. Among them, the role of these areas stands out, such as:
- Food safety providers.
- Economic opportunities, and goods and services for society.
- Provider of spaces that contribute to the objectives of the Green Pact, including climate neutrality.
- Sustainable management of natural resources.
The Spanish pig sector has characteristics of special relevance that guarantee its capacity to make a real contribution to the generation of economic activity and employment in rural areas. Thus, 39% of rural municipalities have one or more pig farms and 43% of farms and 45% of Spanish pig industries are located in rural areas, which implies stability in the economy and employment in thousands of towns throughout the Spanish geography, where a good part of the 300,000 jobs generated by the Spanish pig sector are concentrated.