Minister of Agriculture and Lands Wilmar Castro Soteldo and representatives of Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé Venezuela held a meeting where they agreed on a strategic alliance to foster primary production in the countryside.
According to a press release sent by Nestlé Venezuela, its head Fausto Costa said that during the meeting they assessed the company’s agriculture development plans under way in the South American nation.
“Along with the Agriculture Ministry we will manage to boost primary production in the countryside, yet the initiative does not only include promoting primary production but also small and medium-sized industry, which first carry out processing operations. In this connection, we are talking about an integrated agricultural-industrial development plan,” Costa explained.
The businessperson stressed that the move consists in working along with the agriculture authority, some state-run institutions and Nestlé providing technology to producers. “We are combining efforts to offer 32 products that used to be imported and may be produced locally.”
He added that the milk, cocoa, vegetable, meat, grain and fruit sectors are included in the plan.
Source El Universal