The State Secretary of Agriculture of Paraná, Norberto Ortigara, said that ‘everything is being done so that the sector in the state continues to operate’
In an interview with Mercado & Companhia do Canal Rural, the State Secretary of Agriculture of Paraná, Norberto Ortigara, affirmed that ‘everything is being done so that the sector in the state continues to operate’. “Food is an essential part of life.
Of course, we are taking extra care because of the coronavirus, everything to keep working. We have agreements with the private system, continuing with the food supply system, distributing inputs, because important chains do not allow outages, ”said the secretary.
However, Ortigara explained that one of the main ones is being entered into an agreement with the city. "Some mayors are in awe and are banning everything, with too radical measures, they are not allowing the cooperatives to receive part of the harvest," he explained.
"We are taking great care, but keeping it working, we are working online with the leaders, we are trying to keep everything working in the whole of Paraná, but the decrees are hampering the state's productive activity," he said.
“We are aware that the family farming sector does not suffer even more. There are already records of producers selling less fruit, less milk products. The movement in the ceasas has already dropped significantly, some up to 80%. This is because people were already supplied in the first days, ”he said.