SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Feb. 9 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the public agrobiotechnological company Cultesa, guarantees the reserve of banana plants to the producers of La Palma whose crops have been affected by the volcanic eruption.
At the moment, the reserve of 209,196 plants of different varieties has already been arranged.
This was explained by the island councilor for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Javier Parrilla, after a meeting with the head of the primary sector of the Government of the Canary Islands, Alicia Vanoostende, and the manager of Cultesa, Teresa Cruz Bacallado.
Parrilla, also president of Cultesa, points out in a note that a large percentage of the reserves that are being made are conditioned to the replacement of the infrastructures and hydraulic pipes affected by the eruption.
“Many farmers are afraid to place their orders because they have no guarantees of being able to irrigate or that their land is ready for planting and for this reason the Cabildo will guarantee the reserve of the banana plants, although in the end the producers cannot buy them. “, he highlights.
At this point, the counselor advances that “the Cabildo de Tenerife will assume the costs of these plants or will look for new clients, because what it is about is giving business confidence and placing trust in the farmer.”
The island manager of the primary sector also highlights Cultesa’s capacity for reaction and production, “the largest in all of the Canary Islands”, and guarantees that the island corporation “will produce all the necessary plants to cover all the demand on the island of La Palma” .