Today, the CAP represents around 24% of the NPV of farms, so it is necessary to improve the competitiveness of farms to guarantee their viability and solvency.
IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND COMPETITIVENESS
We must work to improve productivity in each of the factors (such as the productivity of capital, labor, or land) and thus allow a greater gain in the amount of product obtained that does not originate in an increase in the use of the supplies. Namely, the change in production that is not due directly to more intensive use of inputs, but rather to the joint effects of many other factors, such as new technologies, increased efficiency, economies of scale, managerial capacity, and changes in the organization of production.
- Efficient use of resources
Spain is among the four Member States with a lower degree of intensification of agricultural activity, with 63,8% of the area managed by low intensification facilities, and within this the Community of Madrid, together with La Rioja or Extremadura, show a high degree of extensification, which allows our farms, without losing the identity that defines the Madrid countryside, to still have a long way to go in the sustainable intensification of their productions .
- Modernization of agrarian structures
The Community of Madrid continues to bet on the modernization of agricultural holdings by financing investments to increase the competitiveness of the agricultural sector and adapt them to environmental and climate standards, in this way we will be able to maintain agricultural activity and guarantee generational change in the face of a clear aging of the population dedicated to the agricultural sector.
- Diversification of agricultural activity
The multifunctionality of agriculture and livestock implies the possibility of a multi-activity of farms, both in terms of a variety of productions and entry into new activity subsectors (rural tourism, product processing, handicrafts, hunting and fish farming activities...). The commitment to diversification and multiactivity represents an opportunity to complement income and diversify sources of income, which can make it more attractive for new operators to enter the sector by better guaranteeing an adequate level of income.