Leaders of the Small Farmers Movement (MPA) were received by the acting President of the Republic, Geraldo Alckmin (PSB), early this Sunday afternoon (10), during the visit of the federal government delegation to the areas affected by the effects of the extratropical cyclone in the Vales region, in Rio Grande do Sul. The movement presented to the Union entourage and Governor Eduardo Leite the needs of family farmers and peasants impacted by the rains.
MPA leaders delivered to Alckmin and the Ministers of Defence, José Múcio, of Health, Nísia Trindade, of Integration and Regional Development, Waldez Góes, of Agrarian Development and Family Agriculture, Paulo Teixeira, of the Secretary of Communication of the Presidency of the Republic, Paulo Pimenta, from Development and Social Assistance, Wellington Dias, from the Environment and Climate Change, Marina Silva, from Cidades, Jader Filho, the president of Conab, Edegar Pretto, and state and federal deputies, a document presented with emergency guidelines to meet the needs of those who lost plantations, animals, homes and other productive infrastructure during the socio-environmental tragedy that occurred in gaucho soil.
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“In the face of this desolate scenario, we recognize all the emergency measures adopted by the federal government to support the assistance to the population and the restoration of essential services, as well as we express solidarity and join together with the families and municipalities affected by the extratropical cyclone that caused devastating floods and losses of lives to rebuild, but above all, helping families to regain their productive capacity and the hope of living”, pointed out Miqueli Schiavon, from the MPA.
Vanderléia Nicolini Chitó, from the MPA, in turn, stressed the movement’s concerns regarding the situation of family farmers, whose number of affected is still uncertain, and who cannot be neglected in emergency actions, since they are directly responsible for food production . “In the certainty of this sensitivity, we present some emergency measures that will be necessary and fundamental in supporting and rebuilding the lives of farming families affected by the extratropical cyclone in the Taquari and Antas watershed,” she said.
Main demands of the peasant movement
Line: Pronaf Special Reconstruction / Value: Up to R$50,000.00 (Fifty thousand reais), per family. / Term: 10 years for payment and 3 years grace period. / Interest Rate: Zero / Risk: Treasury / Project: Simplified / Ater: Carried out by an organization accredited by Anater. / Operating agent: Banco do Brasil, zero banking spread.
Line: Special Pronamp / Value: from R$ 50,000.00 (Fifty thousand reais) to R$ 100,000.00 (One hundred thousand reais) per family. / Term: 10 years for payment and 3 years grace period. / Interest Rate: 1% per year / Risk: Treasury / Project: Simplified / Ater: Carried out by an organization accredited by Anater. / Operating agent: Banco do Brasil, zero banking spread.
Renegotiation of Pronaf and Pronamp debts and maturing contracts with 50% rebate, 3-year grace period and after 10 annual fixed installments.
Implement Minha Casa Minha Vida – Special for rebuilding housing for affected farmers. Immediate release and without bureaucracy through an already accredited family farming entity. Include all families in band 1, regardless of the income shown in the previous DAP or CAF.
Implement the Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Program – ATER ESPECIAL for farming families for a period of at least 3 years, formed with a multidisciplinary team from the medical, psychology, administration, biology and environment areas, in addition to the conventional agrarian and social areas.
In the next few days, a task force from the MPA and partner organizations will begin to work in the region to identify needs for seeds and seedlings among the farmers affected, making it possible to plan the campaign “Mission: Seeds of Solidarity”, which was put into practice on an urgent basis like this that it became known about the large proportions of the damage that had occurred. Donations for this action are being received by Cáritas Brasileira through PIX/CNPJ: 33654419001007 or bank deposit to Current Account: 55.450-2 / Agency 1248-3 (Banco do Brasil).
In addition to the MPA, Cáritas Brasileira and Cáritas RS, the Instituto Cultural Padre Josimo (ICPJ), Instituto Koinós, Pastoral Land Commission (CPT-RS), Movement of People Affected and Affected by Dams (MAB) and JPIC also participate in this action. /Franciscans (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation). Leaders such as the former governor of RS, Tarso Genro, and the director of Instituco Knowledge Liberta, Eduardo Moreira, have already expressed their support for the “Mission: Seeds of Solidarity” project.
Source: BdF Rio Grande do Sul
Editing: Marcelo Ferreira