According to Ibna; The livestock input market is not in good shape this year, despite the Central Bank providing foreign exchange in difficult economic conditions and the US government’s hostile sanctions against the Iranian people. This issue has finally led to an increase in the price of chicken and meat in the household basket. But what is certain is that livestock inputs are not currently distributed in a proper and transparent network and do not reach the main producer.
In this regard, Seyed Ahmad Moghaddasi, an activist in the livestock industry, in an interview with IBNA, while pointing to the chaotic conditions of distribution of livestock inputs, emphasized: The difference between the prices of government institutions and the free market has reduced the producer’s incentive. In fact, the 4,200 Toman currency has become a platform for profiteering by some.
He added: “To get out of this situation, first of all, we must think of a wide and comprehensive distribution network and away from brokerage, and secondly, my suggestion is that the government eliminate the currency of 4200 Tomans.” Allow the producer to produce in a highly competitive environment and provide the difference in the form of credit cards for people to buy milk and meat. Of course, when the price difference is high, some people are looking for brokerage and profit, and we should not allow this platform to be provided for the brokerage network.
Moghaddasi added: in order for this input to reach the producer, it must be imported in such abundance that anyone who wanted to buy in the market system can easily buy and no longer need to buy in the open market. However, due to the scarcity and limitation of foreign exchange resources, the amount of input in government currency is less than the market needs, and as a result, the needs of the producer can not be met.
The chairman of the board of directors of the Farmers’ Union said: “In this situation, the consumer buys the produced goods at a higher price, the producer also buys at a higher price, and in the meantime the main profit goes only to rent-seekers and profiteers. Unfortunately, if the producer is destroyed, And import meat.
He stressed: Productivity in the meat and milk industry is at a very high level. Our per capita milk production is the second largest in the world and we can reduce valuation and increase valuation to the economic cycle by facilitating and removing export barriers.
According to the livestock industry activist, it is estimated that $ 2.2 billion in foreign exchange is generated annually from this upstream industry for the country’s economy, which will eventually lead to a positive trade balance. We must strive to maintain production; If that happened then we would all be in for a rude awakening.