The registration is for farmers who produce commercially or as a hobby.
Santa Rosa receives numerous notifications from egg farmers who complain about not being able to sell their eggs or complain about their efforts and investment in egg production. Santa Rosa now has 5 chicken farms registered either as business or individual but noticed many others who sell their products on social media platforms. A large number of eggs are imported each year and the incentive for local egg farming is applauded and stimulated by the Government. However, it is difficult to find accurate egg production data and information on those farming chickens for egg production if Santa Rosa has no relevant information. Without data, it is nearly impossible to analyze and control the growth in this sector to provide support and create management that can contribute to the structural growth of this sector.
Recently, Santa Rosa met with the Department of Economic Affairs (IDEA) and the Department of Public Health, to discuss possible integral management for locally farmed eggs. Management in which they can control the production growth, perform quality inspections, assist egg farmers with strategic ideas through workshops and information on how to market their product, and create awareness within the community about the importance of buying locally produced products. But before the workgroup can achieve their goal of implementing such management, they need accurate data of the situation in Aruba, like who, how many, where etc eggs are being farmed and how to stimulate growth continuously. In the past, IDEA together with DVG and Santa Rosa already provided many lectures to the egg farmers who were already urged to register at the Santa Rosa as well as at the KvK to include them as local egg producers. Needless to say, but egg farmers are not taxed so they should not be afraid to register as egg farmers but is important for the Government to have an overview of how many eggs are being produced in Aruba to establish management for quality, sustainability, and continuity as producers.
What do you need to register at Santa Rosa?
Farmers should bring all information about their farmland (situation plan), a copy of the agreement for the leased land or official documents in the event the farmland is a property land, lease land book of the DIP as well as a valid ID and KvK registration if farming eggs commercially. l. In the event, a family member or third party is exploiting the farmland on behalf of the owner, this individual should provide proof of authorization in which the farm landowner authorizes the exploiting party to use the land. In the event the exploiting party is a business, they should also provide proof of KvK registration. When registering, a form needs to be completed based on the sector in which the party is active.
Benefits of registration
Those who register can benefit from services provided by Santa Rosa. Agricultures are eligible for water truck delivery from Santa Rosa. They can also become eligible for the “water for farmers” program, which Santa Rosa offers in collaboration with the WEB Aruba N.V.
Businesses can be exempted from import duties on certain products for personal use with the emphasis on “personal use”.
If you are caught selling these products to third parties you will be charged the import tax that was originally exempted.
Registration is available at Santa Rosa in person or online by sending all required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling tel. 5858102 for more information.
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