He stressed that “we must strive to ensure that the common agricultural policy receives the largest possible financial envelope”. He continued by saying that
safety, stability, investment and production planning are the farmer’s priorities.
The future of our agriculture is in specialization, high quality, quality control, as well as traditional Polish products which we can promote around the world said the Prime Minister. He added that
we consider the quality of Polish export products our priority.
In Poland, 85% of farms are of less than 15 hectares, making them smaller than in most of the large EU countries noted the Prime Minister, as he added that the
agricultural retail trade has a chance to enter the market with healthy food and these are the directions in which we are very interested. This is one of the reasons why
the common agricultural policy has to not only be continued, but developed as well.
The discussion panel also featured Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, and Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, President of the Polish People's Party.