Asaja, COAG and UPA, the organizations calling for the protests of the Spanish agricultural sector, have announced that the demonstrations will continue until mid-March, hoping for the Government to approve some concrete measures. They said that producers in Spain's various producing areas have shown their interest in participating.
In a joint statement, they recalled that the protests started on January 28 and that their objective is “to denounce the low prices at origin, the lack of profitability of the farms, the serious difficulties to export and the dreaded cuts in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)."
The agrarian organizations have thanked the Government's willingness to negotiate, but they demand the implementation “as a matter of urgency” of support measures for the sector.
European agricultural producers don't want cuts in the future CAP
European producers have also demonstrated in Brussels against the 14% cut in the funds of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposed by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel. The demonstration took place a few meters from the headquarters of the European Council.
The head of the Agrarian Association of Young Agricultural Producers (Asaja), José María Castilla, described the proposed cut of the CAP as “unsustainable for both Spanish and European producers.”