FARMERS, COOPERATIVES, AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRIES AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT KNOW ABOUT AIDS
Unicaja Banco collaborated with Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias Castilla-La Mancha at the information day ‘Strategic plan for the new CAP 2023-2027’ (New CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027), held on Tuesday in Villanueva de los Infantes (Ciudad Real) and with the participation of farmers, cooperatives and agrifood industries to learn the new basis of aids and challenges towards a new, more sustainable agricultural model.
The workshop was opened by the head of the arable crops sector of Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias Castilla-La Mancha, Nuria Villanueva, and by the regional director of Unicaja Banco for Ciudad Real, Alejandrino Vinuesa, and by the regional director of the bank for the east of Ciudad Réal, Alfonso Luis Gallego.
Bank officials highlighted Unicaja Banco’s commitment to the development of agriculture in the region, providing tools, knowledge and experience to face new challenges and make the most of opportunities. that may arise in this time of change for the agri-food industry.
With the collaboration in this initiative, Unicaja Banco continues to work to support the agrifood sector in Castilla-La Mancha and, in particular, in Ciudad Real, where the bank has a long history of collaboration with these professionals.
Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias Castilla-La Mancha highlighted the considerable efforts made by farmers, as well as by their reference companies (cooperatives), to carry out this new transition to a more environmentally demanding food production model.
These are new requirements that, since the most respectful and advanced agriculture in the world in terms of quality and food systems, as is the case of Spain and Europe, farmers are challenged to undertake in the coming years, as explained by the head of the sectoral area of arable crops and PAC of Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias CLM, Nuria Villanueva.
More specifically, the topics she addressed covered “The general principles of the new CAP: from the active farmer to the new regionalization and the new system of indirect payments”, “The rural development programme: aid to farmers” . Finally, she summarized the new help system and presented the conclusions of the workshop.
In addition to the above, Esteban Esquinas, from the Technical Services of Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias Castilla-La Mancha, informed the participants about “the environmental architecture of the new CAP: eco-schemes and reinforced conditionality”, and Cristina Gutiérrez, technician at the cooperative, spoke about “Aids linked to the different sectors of the CAP”.