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11/12/2017

Venezuela only produces 30% of the food needed to maintain its population

The Confederation of Associations of Agricultural Producers of Venezuela (Fedeagro) warned that the new Law on Agreed Prices will lead to a further decline in production.

Food supply shortage in Venezuela

The Confederation of Associations of Agricultural Producers of Venezuela (Fedeagro) announced today that there is only enough domestic food production in the country to maintain 30% of the population, and warned that the new Law on Agreed Prices will lead to a further decline in production.

"National production only guarantees food for 30% of Venezuelans; in other words, we only have food guaranteed for one out of every three days with what is produced in Venezuela," stated Aquiles Hopkins, President of Fedeagro, in an interview with the private radio station Union Radio.

Hopkins said that the supply of food produced in the country is "very limited and very scarce," stressing that instead of applying greater control over product prices, it is necessary to strengthen the national productive apparatus.

"We are concerned about 2018 (...) because all of the products are in decline this year," he added.

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