Roderick Galdes pays official visit to factories in Gozo
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Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, Roderick Galdes, visited Gozo recently, where he toured around Magro Brothers and then viewed the tomato pressing plant of Farmers Foods Limited. The Parliamentary Secretary also visited the slaughterhouse.
During these visits, the owners of both establishments discussed with the Parliamentary Secretary the problems they are currently facing, including the uncertainty among tomato producers, the help needed to overcome and combat the parasite Tuta Absoluta, competition from imports of agricultural products from abroad, EU aid in the sector, as well as support needed on the part of the Government.
Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes promised that he will work closely with the farmers, producers and fishermen, by holding discussions with them in order to help them in whatever they need to ensure that the sectors are able to move forward, not only for the benefit of all that work in these areas, but also the consumer.