In Maringá, Ciro Gomes says that Brazil should learn from Paraná

In Maringá, Ciro Gomes says that Brazil should learn from Paraná

Photo: Geovan Petry/CBN Maringá.

The presidential candidate of the Republic Ciro Gomes of the Democratic Labor Party (PDT) fulfilled his campaign agenda this Friday afternoon, the 9th, in Maringá. The candidate received supporters at the campaign committee in the city center and spoke to the press about the government’s proposals. Ciro Gomes marched in Maringá with the candidate for state government and PDT, Ricardo Gomyde.

Ciro Gomes said that the cooperation in Paraná is an example for the country, which is facing the consequences of the war in Ukraine. One of them is the increase in the cost of agricultural production due to the increase in the price of fertilizers.

“You here, for example, is a very successful city. It is close to the ideal size of the city, 500 to 600 thousand inhabitants, the native leaders of the area where agriculture should take steps to reduce its costs, for example, now the damage is great because Russia invaded Ukraine and Brazil, for crimes, according to fertilizers, fertilizer that comes from there. Costs increased by 200%, taking almost all of the station’s profits at that time. Therefore, industrializing Brazil means strengthening this vocation that you have here, which is the face of Brazil. This is Paraná”.

“Paraná exemplifies the state of diversification in economic activity, which has a culture of cooperation, which allows the small to survive in the aggressive environment of global agribusiness and I want to do everything in my power so that Brazil can learn from the best practices from here. “.

The candidate said that his government’s plan proposes a supply and price policy to protect the consumer when the supply of the domestic market is affected by exports. The example given by the candidate is soybeans which are bought in large quantities by China thus affecting the availability of soybean oil in the country. According to Ciro Gomes, the competition between family farming and large agribusiness producers is false.

“We need to understand and calm down some things in Brazil. First, the struggle between small family farming and agribusiness is false, completely false. Each of them fulfills a very important task. Family farming provides our table, feeds us and, therefore, we have to arrive with credit, technical assistance, market access, cooperation, which you teach to Brazil “, he said.

On the other hand, according to the candidate, agribusiness pays the bill for the hole in which Brazil has dollars and foreigners. “It doesn’t employ a lot of people, it doesn’t collect a lot of taxes, it’s made technologically, it’s made very carefully, but without agribusiness we wouldn’t pay our bill and inflation would explode in Brazil, because Brazil imports everything made abroad,” he explained.

Therefore, looking at agricultural business means vertical, nationalizing its production costs. All agricultural implements are imported in dollars, 100% of fertilizers, or 80% of fertilizers are imported in dollars. All agricultural chemicals, pesticides, are imported from abroad. We need to be vertical here to reduce production costs and increase the income of agribusiness, so that it can help the country more.

However, according to Ciro Gomes, for society, it is necessary to reshape the distribution and price policy. “What is it? It means that the government should help the producer, especially the small and medium when he produces, the tendency is to lower the price. With little capital, the TJLP (Long Term Interest Rate) was canceled, the interest is increasing, he needs to sell the product and it falls into the hands of the middleman. I need to guarantee him insurance and I need to guarantee him a low price, that’s what’s in my plan. With this reserve stock, I’m throwing this stock to protect consumers, when there’s a shortage problem, like it’s happening today. Because of foreign trade, China came to push and to buy our soybeans, soybean oil becomes difficult to pay for the poorest families in Brazil. If I had savings, I would be compensating and fighting inflation in an appropriate way, which the rest of the world cannot do and we can”, he explained.