Sustainability, digitalization, profitability and generational change will mark the strategic lines of MAPA in the new legislature

Guarantee food security for all citizens; move towards a more sustainable, modernized and digitalized agri-food production system; and promoting the profitability of agricultural, livestock and fishing fleet operations are the main objectives of the Government’s lines of action for the new legislature presented by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas.



Regarding livestock, the Minister has reiterated that efforts will continue to further reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock, after a 44.6% decrease has been achieved in the last six years.

In terms of animal health, Luis Planas, who shares the concern of livestock farmers regarding the Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, has reported that a study will be carried out on the immunity generated in the herd by this epidemic, which appeared in November 2022. and has affected all provinces, to focus the efforts of the administrations once a vaccine is available.


Dialogue forum on extensive livestock farming and digitalization in rural areas

The creation of a dialogue forum on extensive livestock farming has also been announced, which, Luis Planas has acknowledged, is going through difficulties, in which all the agents involved in the sector are represented to analyze the situation and draw up a roadmap to follow to overcome them.

The ministry will launch the III action plan of the digitalization strategy of the agri-food sector and rural areas 2024-2026. Within the CAP Strategic Plan, there are 168 million euros allocated to finance the execution of innovative projects.

The minister has also announced the launch of an integrated strategy for agri-food training, with the aim of consolidating the professionalization of the sector and attracting talent.


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