Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: We will not leave farmers alone

The government intends to help farmers in connection with drought and will certainly not say "never to farmers, you need to get insured, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during the press conference after the meeting of the Council of Ministers.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The head of the government stressed that drought as a potential disaster is one of the many risks that accompany agricultural activity. He added that the climatic water balance in June is so far worse than in the worst dry years of 2006 and 2015, so these losses may turn out to be very significant. Therefore, when presenting Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, as the new Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Prime Minister stressed that immediately he would have to move to action. There will be no honeymoon, no warm-up, only very important, concrete regulatory and design steps related to the subject of agriculture, in particular with the subject of drought, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

The head of the government underlined the will to cooperate with municipality heads, mayors, city presidents, so as not to leave farmers alone. We will propose solutions, because we are aware of the fact that in significant areas of our country, around 4 million ha of 14 million are affected by the effects of drought in varying degrees, he said.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also thanked the former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Krzysztof Jurgiel for his previous very good cooperation.

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