The Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA) is advancing with the preparations to carry out a march to the City of Buenos Aires with several claims to the national Government to deepen the aid to the producers affected by the drought. In this sense, they will also demand a reduction in withholdings and exchange rate unification.
In dialogue with TN, the president of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA), Carlos Achetoni, assured that next Wednesday, March 29, they will announce the date on which the mobilization will take place, which will have as epicenters of protests the Casa Rosada, the Congress and the Ministry of Economy. “Our intention is to do it in the short term, probably in the first half of April.”
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Likewise, Achetoni reiterated that the intention is that the rest of the entities of the liaison table also join the protest. For this reason, he announced that he will meet next week with his peers from the Argentine Rural Society (SRA), Nicolás Pino, Argentine Rural Confederations (CRA), Jorge Chemes, and Coninagro, Elbio Laucirica.
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Although the call is open to all who want to participate, Achetoni preferred not to predict the magnitude of the protest.
“We know about the situation that the producers are going through and we are not risking anything, because we know that it is difficult for them to be able to join us en masse, although that would be very good,” he asserted.
The president of the FAA, Carlos Achetoni, when giving a fiery speech during the assembly that days ago was held in Villa Constitución. (Photo: TN)
The intention of the ruralistas is to bring a proposal to the authorities and legislators, with various measures of fiscal and financial relief, which would include a scheme to reduce withholdings and exchange rate unification.
“We want to send a rescue plan for all the productions that are in an emergency. We are going to work on it in the Federation with the cooperatives, to later agree on it with the rest of the entities, and finally present it in these 3 places (Congress, Casa Rosada and the Ministry of Economy)”, advanced the FAA leader.
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The march was decided on Friday, March 17, within the FAA Central Board of Directors (CDC) during a virtual meeting held by 14 of the 16 districts that make up the union.
Previously, in the assembly held in Villa Constitución on February 28, Achetoni had set the deadline for Monday, March 13, for the government to respond to their claims. Otherwise, he warned, they would start a protest plan, which is now beginning to materialize.