Cooperation with agricultural organizations -Asaja, COAG and UPA, Agrifood Cooperatives- and FIAB, Aecoc, ACES, Anged, Asedas, Cedecarne, Fedepesca, Hospitality of Spain and Restoration Brands, Spanish agri-food and accommodation sectors, they warned that the agri-food chain could not or would not hold up.n new strike in the road transport sector, as reported in the joint statement.
In particular, the agro-food chain has shown “maximum concern” over the possibility of reproducing events that cause problems in the supply chain Food shortages in March due to the ‘serious consequences’ of a new transport stoppage for companies and consumers
Thus, they reiterated that there is a new strike. means that many operators in the industry suffer losses, they are barely enduring an unprecedented economic and geopolitical situation.
In this way, organizations try not to expose the transport sector to a new threat to society and the difficult situation of this basic sector, which always tries to guarantee its supply. food and essential products to the entire community.
So they remembered provide a “basic service” to supply food products to the populationIt is already a recognized character during the pandemic and this means that citizens have the right to access this public service at all times and that operators have the right to provide it under all circumstances.
The agri-food chain underlined this. most agriculture sector it is in the middle of its summer fruit campaign and most of its production goes to international markets, therefore, a possible strike will cause the sector to be unable to respond to international demand in addition to the loss of prestige for the sector, which may lead to the loss of export destinations.
The industry underlined this fact. “especially serious” at the start of the campaign with the risk of throwing away a large part of the annual production of perishable foods such as fruit and the significant damage this would cause.
On the other hand, they also emphasized that efficiency of the chain means that fresh produce gets from farm to fork in 24 hours or less, For this reason, the storage capacity is almost non-existent, and since they are perishable products, the impossibility of their transportation leads to huge product losses and increases food waste.
They also warned of these strikes. may cause harm to the food industry, As in March, if the basic products do not reach the factories, they will stop their activities and likewise experience enormous costs from preservation or loss of food. Recovery of normal activity may take several weeks, prolonging famine problems for the population.
summer tourism campaign
For its part, food distribution will be mandatory extreme effort to redistribute food to outlets and reorganize the existing assortment so as not to leave the population without supplies. The eventual closure of stores, pressure on workers, and the difficulty of quickly restoring normal supply are other effects on trade.
While warning other sectors, The campaign, in which the hotel industry will be seriously affected in the middle of the summer months, restoration and tourism, which will see its supply “again under threat” and affect Spain’s image as a national and international tourism destination.
Finally, although the product cannot be separated from cooperatives and the functioning of enterprises cannot be guaranteed, Origin stockists, fish markets, industries or logistics platforms and entire chain operators, millionaire economic losses in wages, contributions, taxes, agriculture and livestock ‘inputs’, maintenance of cold systems, etc.
In this way, the agri-food chain reminded that society as a whole had put up with “a very difficult situation” and “made a great effort” because of the inflationary scenario.“Trying to impress the consumer as little as possible rising energy prices, the cost of derivatives such as fuel and fertilizer, the price and difficulty of accessing raw materialsThe effects of the previous transport shutdown, where some supply chains have yet to recover, as well as the financial pressure and regulatory cost incurred by the industry.