Minister of Agriculture meets with the Chilean Fruit Directorate to analyze the phytosanitary situation in the country

Published May 27, 2024

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The article outlines a meeting between key agricultural authorities in Chile, including the Minister of Agriculture, Esteban Valenzuela, and the Chilean Fruit Board, to discuss the fruit fly situation and eradication measures ahead of the 2024-2025 fruit export season. This meeting, held at the Ministry of Agriculture, emphasizes the importance of public-private collaboration and the need to enhance penalties for illegal product entry to safeguard the country's phytosanitary security. Iván Marambio, president of Frutas de Chile, underscores the significance of this collaboration and the need for stronger legal tools to combat illegal agricultural product entry, which poses a threat to border security personnel, public health, and the fruit sector's operation and economy.
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The Minister of Agriculture, Esteban Valenzuela, together with the national director of the SAG, José Guajardo and the director of Odepa, Andrea García, met with the members of the Chilean Fruit Board in order to publicize the situation of the fruit fly. fruit in the country, as well as the eradication measures that are carried out in relation to the outbreaks of this insect, in order to prepare the next fruit export season 2024-2025. The meeting was held from the Ministry of Agriculture, from where an online transmission was carried out with the members of the Chilean Fruit Directory, being an unprecedented meeting that shows the close public-private relationship between fruit growers and the national agricultural authorities. On the occasion, Minister Valenzuela and the national director of the SAG and the professionals of said entity participated in person; Marco Muñoz, head of the Agricultural-Forest and Seed Protection Division, and Óscar Camacho, head of the Border Controls ...
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