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The EU is committed to the transformation of the meat industry in Spain. With the help of the NextGenerationEU funds, the industry aims to innovate and move towards a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly production model. PERTE, the plan that will carry out these changes, will be implemented between 2021 and 2023 and already has the support of 80% of the meat sector.

The Spanish meat industry is preparing to undergo a transformation thanks to the NextGenerationEU funds, which pursue innovation and sustainability in accordance with European objectives.

The main objective of the “Modernización Estructural de la Cadena de Producción y Transformación Cárnico-Ganadera en España” (Structural Modernization of the Meat and Livestock Production and Transformation Chain in Spain) plan is the transformation of the livestock and meat sector through digitalization and progress towards a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly production model. To achieve this, it is proposed to move towards the use of less polluting products, energy efficiency, promotion of the circular economy, training of workers and digitalization of the production process.

The Spanish Government is already expecting to receive 140 billion euros from the NextGenerationEU fund, of which more than 26 billion will be distributed through the 2021 General State Budget. This aid, which is aimed at the economic recovery of European countries following the COVID crisis, will be distributed in accordance with EU criteria.

The plan, which more than 20 companies have already signed onto, will be developed over a period of three years, between 2021 and 2023. The meat sector is a particular beneficiary of this program, since the Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE, for its initials in Spanish) looks to renovate all aspects of the meat chain, from livestock farming to the processing and production industry. Nearly 80% of the sector has already signed onto the plan, and partners such as Telefónica and Hispasat have already shown their interest in collaborating .

The meat industry thus joins other sectors that are already committed to industrial modernization and digitalization and that aspire to a more innovative environment that promotes competitiveness in foreign trade, greater investment in R&D, the creation of employment and the development of new, more sustainable forms of work that help reduce companies’ environmental footprints.

At Gedeth we support innovation and transformation towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly world. Our broad experience in the food and beverage sector makes us a logical choice for your expansion project. Contact us to find out more.