The Minister council approved this Wednesday an emergency decree that creates the “fertibono” for small agricultural producers who own or lead agricultural units of up to 10 hectares, in order to meet the requirements of the agricultural campaign 2022-2023 and ensure the provision of food to the population.
The legal device authorizes, exceptionally and in an extraordinary manner, the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri) to grant a individual monetary support to agricultural producers who manage up to 10 hectares making use of chemical fertilizers (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium -NPK), through the Agroperu Fund.
To receive this monetary support, agricultural producers must meet the following conditions:
- Be duly registered in the Register of Agricultural Producers and their Organizations in the Value Chains, created by the Fifth Final Complementary Provision of Law No. 30987, Law that Strengthens the Planning of Agricultural Production, of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation, in forward the Register of Agricultural Producers.
- Conduct agricultural units with a total cultivated area of up to ten hectares, using chemical fertilizers.
- Cultivate the products prioritized by the Midagri according to the annex that forms an integral part of this Emergency Decree.
- Not being registered in the Computer Application for the Centralized Registry of Payroll and Data of Human Resources of the Public Sector.
The amount of individual monetary support granted to each agricultural producer will be determined based on the average price difference of the main fertilizers that are sources of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for crops, reported until August 15, 2022, with respect to the average prices at the national level registered in the year 2019; in such a way that an individual monetary support valued in a sack of urea is assigned.
In the case of individual monetary support of a 100% Monetary type and mixed corresponding to the monetary part, this is done through the Agroperu Fund, which is empowered through this emergency decree for the delivery of said benefit, being able to enter into the agreements that are necessary for its proper delivery with the corresponding financial entities.
It is important to mention that the fertibono It can be collected until June 30, 2023 at the Banco de la Nación offices.
The MIDAGRI will approve, by means of a Ministerial Resolution, within a maximum period of five calendar days, counted from the delivery of the information by the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (RENIEC), the lists of the beneficiary producers of the individual monetary support. that are sent periodically.
For these purposes, RENIEC performs a massive comparison of data from the Register of Agricultural Producers, sent by MIDAGRI through the General Directorate of Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation of Policies, within a period of no more than five business days, counted from the day after receipt of the information provided by Midagri, without incurring expenses to said ministry.
The monetary support that each agricultural producer will receive ranges between S/ 496 and S/ 7,447 and will be distributed as follows.