The fall in gasoline production, due to Nicolas Maduro’s regime, affects all sectors of the country, and agricultural producers are not spared by this crisis.
The distribution of meat in several areas of the east of the country has been seriously affected by the shortage of fuel. The lack of gasoline generated a drop of almost 50% in the slaughter of livestock.
Workers in the sector reported that the failure in the production chain is in the supply of fuel. This makes it difficult to distribute the meat in eastern Venezuela.
However, the President of the Agricultural Chamber, Omar Del Nogal, explained that the municipal chamber and the councilmen, “have dedicated to finding a solution and answer to the producers, supporting them with the permits, the safe-conducts, the fuel and the ‘gasoil’ (diesel fuel)”.
Del Nogal added that he met with 45 agricultural producers in southern Anzoátegui to help production, distribution, sales and prices from being affected by the low inventory that currently exists.
This situation seriously affects the average Venezuelan. Inflation has destroyed salaries and the price of the basic (food) basket increases daily, preventing families from achieving a complete diet and quality food.