As the new president of Argentina, Javier Milei has expressed his support for the agricultural sector. He plans to eliminate withholdings and intervene in the market to help the industry thrive. The agricultural sector represents 70% of Argentina’s total exports, and Milei wants to ensure that it continues to be a major player in the country’s economy.
To oversee these policies, Milei appointed Fernando Vilella, an academic and former dean of UBA, along with other professionals from the agricultural sector. Vilella presented a paper outlining key policies needed for sustainable growth in agriculture based on the bioeconomy.
The Argentine Rural Society and Argentine Rural Confederations both support Milei’s government and its intentions to work together towards a radical change in current agricultural policies. They hope to see taxes lowered or eliminated altogether, which they believe will lead to growth in the country’s agricultural sector.