Jose Gonzalez’s Take on The Future of Venezuelan Agriculture

Jose Manuel Gonzalez is an agricultural businessman and a well-known Venezuelan Politician. He is the current representative for the Guárico State at the National Assembly. Jose also served as the president of the Venezuelan Federation of the Chamber of Commerce. He got the position as a result of his entrepreneurial talent and business prowess.He has been influential in Venezuela’s agricultural movement because of his distinguished success in the sector. Jose has talked about his experience as an entrepreneur who works as a public servant.
According to him, some government policies have led to the deterioration of the agricultural industry. He explained that the agricultural sector is in a precarious state since the country’s produce of rice and corn has declined sharply. This situation has led to a type of supply he referred to us a “roller coaster” supply since everything seems uncertain. Whatever is achieved is little and insufficient to cater for the needs of the people of Venezuela.
The Venezuelan National Assembly has failed to successfully manage the agricultural sector. Jose Manuel Gonzalez foresaw the food shortage currently happening in Venezuela and tried to inform the relevant government bodies. His efforts to raise alarm on the situation have been futile. He insists that the mismanagement practices are the reason why Venezuelans need to import food to meet the demand. Since farmers are unable to make a living form selling their crops, they prefer to export a large percentage of the produce.
The current situation has forced Venezuela to fix prices on basic commodities such as oil and flour. There is no actual incentive to produce the commodities since the producers (farmers) are underpaid by the government. As a result, farmers are opting to smuggle their goods to neighboring countries that offer fair market prices for the goods.
Jose stated that the country’s leadership needs to restore private property rights, justice and freedom. He also warned about movements that intend to increase the wages by around 50%. Such actions will destroy multiple jobs and ruin many companies in Venezuela. Jose Manuel Gonzalez also wants the government to combat the problems of extortion and kidnapping. He believes unity is the best way forward and has promised to fulfill his duty as a legislator.