Spanish farmers scale up protests and road blockades in demand of fair prices

Spanish farmers have scaled up their demonstrations this week, with actions throughout the country in demand of fair prices and sustainable solutions for the country’s agricultural sector, EURACTIV’s partner EFE Agro has reported.

Demonstrations are now in the fourth week of protests in a row.

The protests are convened by Spain’s main agri-cooperatives: Asaja, COAG and UPA, and are scheduled in Extremadura (southwest), Andalusia (southeast), Galicia (northwest) and Murcia (southeast).

For Tuesday 18 road cuts were planned in Extremadura and El Ejido (Almería, southeast)). On Wednesday 19 demonstrations with tractors were scheduled in A Coruña (Galicia) and Granada (Andalusia)

For Friday 21 a large demonstration is planned in Murcia.

Under the motto “Farmers at the limit”, they demand solutions to guarantee the sector’s profitability. Farmers currently get extremely low revenues compared to the final prices of produces for the consumers.

Last weekend, Spain’s socialist PM Pedro Sánchez promised support for the sector, urging farmers to “count on us.”

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