Jorge Montenegro, the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation of Peru, met online with his counterparts in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile, to address issues related to South America's agricultural production, transportation, and food distribution to guarantee the flow of essential goods during the quarantine period.
The ministers agreed to standardize a procedure so that trucks could continue circulating across the borders without affecting the food supply chain between the different countries.
The ministers also agreed to establish a working group to coordinate the elaboration and implementation of a regional protocol, which would allow maintaining the flow of essential products in the region.
The majority of South American Agriculture ministers stressed that close coordination between agricultural entities in neighboring countries is essential, which will help reduce negative and damaging impacts on communities during the quarantines established in each country.
Peruvian Minister, Jorge Montenegro, stressed the importance of formulating clear and precise procedures between the different countries to facilitate the transfer of agricultural products that comply with health care, which will help millions of consumers to have access to safe quality products.