Expo explores microcredit to agriculture

Applause for address by former Uruguayan president Josè Mujica

(ANSA) - Milan, September 21 - Social agriculture is the global model for the future of farming, Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina told a conference at the Expo Milan universal exposition Monday.
    A central theme at the meeting entitled "Social agriculture and microcredit" was the government's social agriculture law approved August 5, which aims to provide employment in agriculture for disadvantaged people such as the handicapped and those undergoing social rehabilitation.
    Microcredit can be "very useful" in implementing the new law, Martina said.
    Also speaking at the conference was former Uruguayan President Josè Mujica, who received a warm welcome from the audience.
   

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