Government extends agricultural emergency due to drought in Uruguay

Government extends agricultural emergency due to drought in Uruguay

The measure will apply at least until April, the headline said, explaining that it covers the livestock, dairy, forestry, horticultural, fruit, agricultural, poultry and beekeeping sectors across the country.

The decision addresses the ongoing drought affecting the agricultural sector.

According to the minister, it allows producers to release resources subsidized by the Emergency Agricultural Fund and the Microfinance Republic program at a two percent rate with a friendly payback period.

The emergency was ordered taking into account the availability of water in the ground, the rain forecast and the green index of the vegetation on the surface.

In this sense, Mattos explained that the map of Uruguay is painted red, showing the lack of moisture in the soil, which is also spreading.

“We are in a drought situation in large parts of Argentina, Uruguay and the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil,” he said, announcing that the weather forecast was not favourable.

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