President of the National Society of Agriculture (SNA) Ricardo Ariztía spoke about the impact that the coronavirus has had on the food industry sector, assuring that it is operating in a "normal" manner.
“Agriculture is working according to its capabilities and the season we are in," he stressed, adding that "all agriculture is dedicated to supplying consumers throughout the country, it is working, the roads are working (...) I have no observation in terms of operation, continuity and to see that we are getting ahead."
"We transmit that to consumers, the reassurance that they see that food is indeed coming," he added. Regarding a possible stoppage in jobs that the health crisis may generate, Ariztía said that "I don't see a decrease seen in the medium term."
“We have seen some stoppages of sale in nurseries, however, they are less within the projection that is being made on the development of agriculture. On the other hand, we see a lot of demand from world markets. Nowadays, due to the circumstances that we are going through, our export products, except wine, have had a normal flow of dispatch to the countries,” he assured.