Conajup calls for a national agrarian strike in Peru on July 18 and 19

The National Confederation of Boards of Water Users of Peru (Conajup), called for a 48-hour national agrarian strike on July 18 and 19 to protest against "the breach of promises of the President of the Republic Pedro Castillo Terrones and the disastrous management of the agricultural sector." Its main claims include:

Delivering fertilizers
Organic and inorganic fertilizers (urea and others) purchased by the Government must be distributed through the Boards and Commissions of Water Users respecting their standards to develop a true Agricultural Producers Registry (PPA).

A real second agrarian reform
Budget of no less than S/7,500 million per year for the implementation of the Second Agrarian Reform (increasing threefold the budget of the agricultural sector with due technical, economic, legal, political and social support). Working with true agrarian guilds and not by shell industries that do not represent the Peruvian Agro.

Total restructuring of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri) and all its agencies
They want a true Midagri without corruption and that works hand in hand with the people, which does not happen at present, such as the Strengthening of User Boards Program, which has become a job agency, or Agro Rural secretariats with salaries of S/ 12,000 per month, and which has been denounced for the crime of illegal appointment and acceptance of public office.

Improving the competitiveness and productivity of the sector
Implementing public policies that aim to improve income from the sale of agricultural products, marketing, added value, industrialization, and state purchases.

Financial rescue and credits to small and medium producers
Promotion credits for small and medium farmers and social inclusion, such as the FIPFA fund.

Modification of DS 001-2022-Midagri
Modifying the National Council for Agrarian and Rural Development to include the National Confederation of Water User Boards of Peru (Conajup).

Modernization and strengthening of water user boards
Providing heavy machinery, electric pumps, and logistics to the Boards and Commissions of Water Users, to exercise a real operation, maintenance and development of the Hydraulic Infrastructure in surface and groundwater (according to the reality of each region).

Water security
Implementing water sowing and harvesting projects, large-scale dams, government-to-government reservoirs, reforestation and protection of basin headwaters and marginal rivers, sintering of water load and recharge of basins, the lining of irrigation and drainage channels, and decontamination of rivers and basin headwaters.



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