The first batch of 65,000 tons of fertilizer will serve 48,000 small producers with less than five hectares of crops, according to the head of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), Andrés Alencastre.
“We have never said that we are going to give to all (producers) or to all agriculture, but only to attend to that strip of vulnerability, which the producers with less land ownership have and who use this fertilizer,” he said in a statement. .
Likewise, he emphasized that the distribution of urea is essential for agricultural production, although his portfolio will also promote the use of island guano and organic fertilizers to guarantee food security as a strategy to curb the advance of poverty.
Alencastre pointed out that the recent purchase of urea, in which the international firm Ready Oil Supply LLC was the winner, is part of a Midagri strategy with the aim of ensuring the execution of the agricultural campaign, which “takes into account the various types of agriculture that our country has.”