Paulo Dantas announces 2 important measures for agriculture this Monday


Governor Paulo Dantas announces, this Monday (01/04), two important measures for the State’s agribusiness, serving the productive sector and State employees at the same time. In the morning, a normative act will be signed that removes incentives for the import of powdered milk by companies located in Alagoas. Subsequently, measures will be announced to ensure Alagoas’ advancement in the foot-and-mouth disease classification.

During a meeting with representatives of the milk production chain at Palácio dos Palmares, scheduled for 9:30 am this Monday, the government withdraws incentives for importing milk. The event will be led by the governor of Alagoas, Paulo Dantas, who responded to a request presented by the president of Faeal, Álvaro Almeida, and by the president of the Association of Breeders of Alagoas (ACA), Domício Silva, signed by Sileal, Fiea, cooperatives and producer associations.

“Like what is being done in other producing states, our governor, in response to a demand from the sector, will remove incentives and other tax benefits from importing milk”, says Álvaro Almeida.

Imports of subsidized milk, especially from Argentina and Uruguay, harm producers across the country, due to unfair competition. In Alagoas, this measure should benefit more than ten thousand livestock farmers, more than 8 thousand of which are family farmers.

On the other hand, the government will announce measures to ensure that Alagoas adapts the state to the Strategic Plan of the National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Surveillance Program (PE-PNEFA), of the Ministry of Agriculture. The effort is to ensure that Alagoas migrates to the sanitary status of a foot-and-mouth-free zone without vaccination, serving more than 30 thousand breeders who have a herd of around 1.2 million head of cattle.

Currently, Alagoas has international certification as a disease-free zone with vaccination, and the state is part of Block III of the national zoning, along with Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte and Ceará. If it does not change its classification, Alagoas runs the risk of suffering restrictions on the sale or transport of animals to other states outside the bloc, in other words, livestock farming in Alagoas would once again face so-called sanitary barriers after 10 years.

To meet the Ministry’s demands, the government needs to adopt several measures, including hiring staff and restructuring the PCCS of Adeal employees.

“I am personally dealing with this issue. I hope to resolve the hiring problem on Monday”, warns the governor. “We already have the resources secured to carry out the entire restructuring at Adeal, and a committee formed by Paula Dantas, Samya Suruagy, Aline Rodrigues and Marcos Albuquerque will have a meeting with the Adeal union on Monday”, he adds.

The government also adds that it is working to adopt other measures, such as bringing forward vaccination against foot-and-mouth disease, geolocation and the approval of a new PCCS in the Legislative Assembly of Alagoas: “I am working with Silvio Camelo, government leader, and Marcelo Victor , president of the Legislative Assembly, about this”, he adds.
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Agenda – Signing of two normative acts

Date: Monday – April 1st

Time: 9:30 am

Location: Dispatch Hall

Description: Signing of two normative acts

– Normative Instruction that defends the internal market and protects the milk sector against the import of milk and dairy products from other countries

– Normative Instruction that stimulates local industries, encourages the adhesion of new companies and also allows existing companies to gain incentives from the State.

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