On the afternoon of this past Thursday, the 24th, the president of the Brazilian Association of Exporters of Fruits and Derivatives, Guilherme Coelho, participated in a public hearing in the Chamber of Deputies with the objective of defending the restructuring of the category and competitions for Auditors Federal Agricultural Inspectors.
According to the president of Abrafrutas, who participated online, Brazil, as one of the largest fruit producers in the world and with great export potential, depends a lot on the work carried out by these professionals who work around the clock to ensure that the fruits arrive in a timely manner at the destination, without losing the quality it has. He claims that they play a fundamental role in Brazilian fruit growing.
The Secretary of Agricultural Defense, Carlos Goulart, who was also part of the table, presented the amount and where the servers are located. According to him, the gap is huge, which harms development and work, in addition to overloading the servers in exercise.
“Our main activity at the Ministry is defense and it works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Every day there is a tax auditor working somewhere in this country. And the challenge is: the Union's budget logic does not match the work logic of agricultural defense,” said the secretary.
Also in defending the restructuring of the career of agricultural auditors, the president of Anffa Sindical, Janus Pablo, reported on the tireless and efficient work carried out by the Auditors, at the time of the pandemic, in a way that ensured the food produced and consumed in Brazil and in the world. Still according to him, through their work, the Auditors contributed significantly to the Brazilian trade balance, which was reflected in the numbers of the Brazilian Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“We did not abandon our mission, it was proven during the pandemic, that our work was also reflected in national security, as food was a very important item during the pandemic process, where the world was hostage to food producing countries”, said the president of ANFFA.
As demonstrated by the data presented by Janus Pablo, in December 2008, there were 3,500 Agricultural Auditors in activity and, currently, there are less than 2,400. In December 2000, the Brazilian GDP was around R$400 billion and is currently around R$1.3 trillion, and the category is working with practically half of the workforce. “We are not able to meet the growing demand of Brazilian agribusiness, the agricultural auditors are getting sick, because the workload is so great,” he said.
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