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Federal Programme For The Promotion And Development Of The Buffalo Production. Creation.

Original Language Title: Programa Federal para el Fomento y Desarrollo de la Producción Bubalina. Creación.

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Law 27,076

Federal Program for the Promotion and Development of Bubble Production. Creation. Sanctioned: December 10, 2014 Enacted: January 07, 2015

The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, meeting in Congress, etc., are sanctioned by law:

Federal Programme for the Promotion and Development of Bubble Production

Chapter I

Scope of the Scheme.

ARTICLE 1-Create a program for the promotion and development of the production of Bubalus Bubalis or Water Bufalos, which will be applicable in all agroecologically-capable areas of the Argentine territory and will govern with the scope and limitations established in this law and the regulatory norms that the national executive branch dictates in its consequence.

Article 2 °-The aforementioned program will be aimed at generating and promoting specific livestock policies for the production and optimal use of the bubalino cattle, in a sustainable framework in time and which allows to maintain, develop and increase the sources of work and the radication of the rural population, tending to a better quality of life. This law includes the use of bubaline hacienda in all its extension: both animals on foot, milk, leather, semen and all other products and by-products derived, in primary or industrialized form with the ultimate goal of achieving a production for self-consumption and/or marketing, at national level as for export, and in this way favor the development of the economies of the region.

ARTICLE 3-The productive actions achieved by the following regime are: the incentive, the formation and recomposition of the bubaline hacienda, the qualitative and quantitative improvement of production, the use of appropriate practices and technologies, In addition to the local genetic resources, the promotion of associative ventures, health control, support for commercial and industrial actions, preferably by the producer, cooperatives and/or other companies that make up the industrial chain and food agri-food.

ARTICLE 4 °-Production of water buffaloes shall be carried out using practices governed by

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criteria for economic, social and respect for existing natural resources.

Chapter II

Application Authority. Bubalino federal council. Programme.

ARTICLE 5-The Application Authority of this Law shall be the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, with the power to decentralize functions in the ministries of production of the provinces adhered to or in the agencies that are establish.

Article 6-Crease in the field of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries the Federal Council Bubalino with consultative functions, with the power to the Authority of Implementation to provide for its formation and operation.

ARTICLE 7 °-The Application Authority of the Scheme shall carry out the following actions: (a) Disseminate and promote the rational exploitation of the production of bubaline livestock. b) Encourage the incorporation of small producers into the activity. c) To improve the production infrastructures and actions aimed at the opening and maintenance of the markets. (d) Adopt the necessary measures for the purpose of promoting industrialization, internal and/or external marketing and consumption of the products and by-products derived from buffalo farming. e) To promote, support and carry out research and experimentation both private and state, in order to achieve the improvement of the products of bubalino cattle. (f) Support the increase and activities of producer associations. g) To advise and provide technical assistance and training, through the competent body, to the producers and to those who wish to start in the activity on the management, health, food, selection of players, marketing of the products and by-products of the production of buffaloes, providing all that information regarding the subject that is required. (h) undertake the establishment of experimental centres or breeding cabins at the provincial or regional level, as appropriate, in order to validate technologies, import genetic material and/or improved specimens in order to breed animals; selected for subsequent sale, or delivery in quality of mutual, to producers. (i) to develop the following programmes together with the competent authorities of the national executive branch: Carnes Development Programme. b. Lecheria Development Program. c. Program for the Development of the Leather Industry. d. Health Programme. e. Dissemination and Commercial Incentive Program. (j) Provide support to affected producers in emergency and/or disaster situations.

Chapter III

Financing. Benefits.

ARTICLE 8 °-The national executive branch will include in the budget of the national administration

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from the publication of this law an annual amount that will not be less than ten million pesos ($10,000,000) during a period that the Application Authority deems necessary to comply with the aspects of this standard.

Article 9 °-The Application Authority shall establish the criteria for the distribution of funds by giving priority to the agro-ecological zones of the country in which the bubaline activity has a significant importance for the roots of the population and the work plans or investment projects in which the occupation of labour is increased and/or in which the natural persons holding the benefits are committed to staying within the promoted rural establishment.

ARTICLE 10. -The holders of work plans and investment projects to promote and develop bubaline cattle ranching may receive the following benefits: (a) Credits for the basic studies necessary for the necessary foundation in the elaboration and formulation of the work plan or investment project. The same must be done by a technical officer who must be a university professional in the agricultural sciences -zootechist engineer, agronomist engineer, agricultural production engineer, veterinary doctor, or university careers equivalent-with provincial or national registration. The amount of the credit will be variable taking into account the area, size of the operation and activity. (b) Credits for the acquisition of specimens and/or semen of breeds, preferably from the cabins or experimental centres to be created, local producers, or member countries of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR). (c) Subsidies to allocate in whole or in part to: 1. Payment of professional fees corresponding to the elaboration and formulation of the project or plan and of the basic studies necessary for its foundation. 2.-Implementation of investments included in the plan or project, which shall be variable by area, size of the holding, as determined by the Application Authority in accordance with the provisions of the regulations. 3.-Expenditure necessary for the training of producers, technicians, employees of productive establishments and other operators deemed necessary for the implementation of the proposals. (d) the delivery of improved specimens from the cottages or experimentation centres referred to in Article 7 (h) with the objective of the optimization of the subsistence holdings, and with the condition of the subsequent return of the same number of copies within the time limits and procedures laid down by the Application Authority. The beneficiaries of the mutual benefit shall be those producers listed in Article 12, without exception, and shall, as far as possible, allocate the rodeo acquired to the production of milk production.

Chapter IV

Beneficiaries. Differential Treatment.

ARTICLE 11. -The natural persons domiciled in the Republic of Argentina, the legal entities incorporated in it, and the individual successions, programs, governmental and non-governmental organizations may be eligible for this program. they are carrying out or initiating activities covered by this law and comply with the requirements which the ex-post shall lay down in its rules.

ARTICLE 12. -The Application Authority will prioritize the economic benefits of the present

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the following cases: a. Small producers who exploit a small area and whose family group is met with basic unmet needs. b. Small producers of reduced agro-productive areas that breed other species of animals such as cattle, goats, sheep and so on and for which the exploitation of buffaloes can represent an economic and sustainable alternative for their system of production. c. Those micro, small or medium-sized agricultural enterprises that develop productive activities in agroecologically suitable areas for the exploitation of the bubalino cattle. For the purposes of the definition of MSMEs for the implementation of this programme, resolution 675/02, Articles 1 ° and 2 ° or that which in the future is replaced, amended or supplemented shall apply. The benefits in force for MSMEs will be extended to the associative forms exclusively formed by them, such as consortia, transitional unions of companies, cooperatives and any other modality of licit association. In all cases, the exploitation must be carried out on agroecologically suitable land, with an animal load according to the foraging potential of the same and the management practices must not affect the natural resources, maintaining the sustainability of the system.

ARTICLE 13. -In order to access the differential treatment, producers must, in addition to taking into account any of the cases referred to in the previous Article, complete the following requirements simultaneously: (a) permanently and permanently continues the predium where it performs the cattle exploitation or in its defect to reside within the rural area in which it is located. b) To intervene directly with his work and that of his family group in the production, not hiring, as far as possible, permanent staff for the exploitation. (c) Contar with an economic income of the family group that does not exceed the maximum established for this category of producers by the Application Authority.

ARTICLE 14. -For the purposes of applying this scheme, producers must submit a plan of work or an investment project, depending on the type of benefit requested from the authority responsible for applying this scheme in the province in which it is located the holding. After its review and approval it shall be forwarded to the implementing authority, which shall be issued within the time limits laid down in the rules. The Application Authority is empowered to establish the documentation and requirements to be completed by the applicant producer of benefits according to the type of assistance and benefit requested.

Chapter V

Provincial Accession.

ARTICLE 15. -This programme shall apply in the provinces which expressly accede to it. In order to benefit from the benefits of this law, the provinces shall: (a) designate a provincial body responsible for the implementation of the programme, which shall comply with the procedures to be established in accordance with the time limits. (a) to coordinate the functions and services of the provincial and community bodies responsible for the development of bubaline, with the implementing authority. (b) At the time of accession, the provinces will have to report taxatively what benefits will be granted and

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commit to maintain them for the duration of this law.

ARTICLE 16. -Contact the national executive branch.



JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -JUAN C. MARINO. -Juan H. Estrada. -Lucas Chedrese.

Date of publication: 12/01/2015

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