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The livestock and meat sector reiterates its commitment to contribute to the progress and development of Spanish society.

The six interprofessional organisations of the livestock-meat sector, ASICI, AVIANZA, INTERCUN, INTEROVIC, INTERPORC and PROVACUNO, have made public their satisfaction with the approval of the agri-food PERTE (Strategic project for economic recovery and transformation) by the Council of Ministers today, which will allow progress in the transformation of the sector under the levers of sustainability and digitisation, to underpin the Spanish position at the European and world forefront
of the meat sector.

The interprofessionals thank the Government for considering the agri-food sector - of which the livestock-meat chain is an important part - as a strategic sector for the country, an assessment that is reflected in the approval of this PERTE, integrated in the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, and which is of singular relevance for Spain.

With this approval, the pioneering initiative promoted by the livestock and meat interprofessionals, a strategic sectoral plan linked to European funds, is now being developed by a very large number of companies throughout the chain (livestock farmers and industries) throughout Spain.

This livestock-meat sector project will mobilise significant private investment that accompanies PERTE, with the aim of increasing its environmental sustainability and its capacity for innovation, contributing to the recovery and economic transformation of our country.

This project proposed by the livestock-meat chain involves 1,689 companies and livestock farmers from all the Autonomous Communities, 73.6% of which are SMEs, together with technological partners in the fields of the circular economy, renewable energies and digitalisation, and with an important focus on the territorial problems of our country and the positive contribution to the structuring of rural Spain
and the fight against depopulation.

With all this, the livestock-meat chain continues to demonstrate its commitment to contribute to the progress and development of Spanish society and its territories, through an ecosystem of activities that generates employment, wealth, territorial and socio-economic structuring, and is focused on sustainability and balanced, healthy and responsible food.