Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: Agriculture can be the driving force behind Poland's economic growth

Polish agriculture and the Polish countryside have a great future, a chance to be very well developed, and new opportunities must be created for them said the head of the government during a Wednesday meeting with farmers in Głogów in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship.


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Photo: Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

New solutions for the countryside will catch up with many years the Prime Minister stated. He added that for this purpose Plan for the Countryside will be proposed.

The head of the government announced the implementation of, among others, changes in the act on agricultural retail trade. He added that in the near future compensation mechanisms for those who have been affected by the drought and also where crop overproduction has occurred will also be developed.

Mateusz Morawiecki stressed that the Plan for the Countryside aims to raise the level of security of Poles in three areas: family security, city and rural security and external security.

The head of the government talked about the implemented programs, thanks to which it will be possible to build strong agriculture and industry. He reminded, among other things, that the accident insurance for children of farmers who are insured in the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund has been introduced.

Stabilization of agricultural produce prices

We want to rebuild the state intervention in agriculture, which is necessary for price stabilization said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. He explained that the compensation of agricultural produce prices is necessary. We will not do it in a month or two, it is a long-term neglect, but we will strive to contract specific product categories early in the growing process, e.g. spring for soft fruit, and not when it is too late- noted the head government.

The President of the Council of Ministers also encouraged to buy Polish products with the code 590. It is important that we buy Polish products so that economic patriotism sets our path to stronger Poland the prime minister said at the end.

 

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Plan for the countryside

Greater financial support to agricultural fuels

In order to reduce costs on farms, financial support will be increased for the purchase of agricultural fuel used for cultivating fields and for breeding cattle.

Establishment of the National Food Holding

For the stabilization of agricultural markets, the National Holding of Food will be created, which will be an alternative to companies taken over as part of privatization at the beginning of the transformation period. Organizational and ownership participation of farmers-agricultural producers in Holding companies will be ensured.

Higher direct sales and agricultural retail trade

Providing farmers, especially on smaller farms, with direct participation in the consumer market by extending retail sales and agricultural retail trade.

Healthy Polish food

Support will be increased in the development of high-quality food production, especially organic, traditional and regional one, which is to become a recognizable sign of Polish agriculture. Marking of GMO-free products will be introduced.

Support to agriculture in mountain areas

In order to make better use of grasslands, beef cattle, goat and sheep farming will be supported. A special policy will be implemented for mountain areas.

Against drought

By counteracting droughts and other climate changes, a program to improve soil fertility, including liming, will be implemented, and water retention will be increased along with the introduction of the irrigation system in agriculture.

Polish feed

In order to increase Poland's food security and support soil protection, feed protein from abroad will be successively replaced with protein from domestic production.

Agriculture for ecology

Actions will be taken to support the use of agricultural raw materials in industry and there will be development of renewable energy sources (RES) in agriculture that are environmentally friendly and socially accepted.


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