• It will be a Vice Presidency of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to give priority to one of the economic pillars of Andalusia on the political agenda.
• There will also be a second Vice Presidency of Economy, Finance and Tourism
The president of the Andalusian PP and candidate for the Presidency of the Junta, Juanma Moreno, has announced today that his government, after the 2D elections, will have two Vice Presidencies, a Vice Presidency for Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; and another Vice Presidency of Economy, Finance and Tourism. Thus, he explained that by giving "rank" of Vice Presidency to these sectors, he intends to "prioritize on the political agenda" the interests of the main economic engines of the community.
Moreno made these statements after visiting a cattle farm dedicated to cattle in the municipality of Añora, where he was accompanied by the number one candidate from Córdoba for the Andalusian Parliament, José Antonio Nieto; and the president of the PP of Córdoba and member of the candidacy, Adolfo Molina. The Cordovan region of Valle de los Pedroches produces 70% of the cow's milk sold by Andalusia outside the community.
Juanma Moreno regretted that livestock "has been the Cinderella of socialist management", and stressed that his project involves "recovering the weight" of this sector "with a budget and institutional power". However, he criticized the lack of execution of the budgets of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, and stressed that "only by executing what was budgeted would the programs reflected in the budget be fulfilled", especially when many of the actions that are undertaken from the different departments of the Ministry are financed and "guaranteed" with European funds.
"It cannot be that Andalusia has a powerful agri-food industry and that this is not reflected later in the budgets or in the institutional agenda of the Andalusian government," said Moreno, who affirmed that, with his government, "initiatives will never be addressed again that affect our agriculture and livestock without counting on the sector” and presented some of the measures included in the Andalusian PP Government Program on this matter.
Among them, he highlighted the implementation of a Livestock Promotion and Improvement Plan, "to increase the conservation of our animal genetic resources and promote specific programs for the viability and adaptation of intensive livestock companies." Likewise, he opted to prioritize generational replacement, since, he explained, "many livestock farms end up dying due to lack of replacement because the cost is tremendous." In this sense, he considered essential the reduction of the Inheritance and Donations Tax, as well as the increase in economic funds for aid and credits in the current 2014-2020 framework and in the subsequent PAC, "to guarantee the survival of the sector"
Juanma Moreno also stressed the need to support and strengthen the Livestock Health Defense Groups in the community; strengthen animal health programs; and address the problems derived from the coexistence of our livestock with wild fauna.
In relation to those farms located in regions framed within natural spaces, he proposed to give a boost to livestock production through a Plan for the Promotion of Integrated and Ecological Livestock, which promotes the development of native Andalusian breeds, industrialization and marketing.
Likewise, he advocated for research and innovation in the livestock sector, thus supporting the modernization of extensive and intensive livestock farming; and a substantial increase in actions to maintain the ecosystem of the meadow in the fight against threats such as the 'dry', a point at which he criticized that the Junta de Andalucía “has not moved a single finger”.
Finally, he stressed the need to reduce administrative procedures for any procedure and to expedite the payment of subsidies and aid, so that there are no delays, as is the case now, by the regional administration, and thus do not generate economic damage to who had already contributed part of their patrimony waiting for the financing of the Board.