Prime Minister Petr Fiala will visit the Ministry of Agriculture today

Update: 08.12.2022 00:05

Prague – Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) will visit the Ministry of Agriculture today and with Minister Zdenek Nekula (KDU-ČSL) will discuss the current situation in agriculture, subsidies and the implementation of the government’s program statement. The prime minister thus continues to visit ministries, during which he evaluates the implementation of the program after less than a year of the cabinet’s operation. In November, for example, he visited the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs or the Ministry of Health.

The government’s program statement on agriculture mentions, for example, more effective support for family farms or small and medium-sized enterprises. The government also aims to protect the soil, and by 2030 a quarter of the agricultural land is to be transferred to the organic farming regime. One of the points in the program statement is also the shortening of sales chains, the government wants to motivate farmers to be able to process raw materials themselves and sell them on the local market.

This year, by changing the so-called redistributive payment that farmers receive for the first 150 hectares of land, the government shifted part of the money for the next subsidy period towards smaller farmers. 23 percent of the total amount for direct payments per hectare will be distributed in this way, ten percent was previously planned. This provoked protests from the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic or the Agricultural Union of the Czech Republic.

The Czechia will receive 5.6 billion euros (roughly CZK 136 billion) in subsidies for agriculture from the EU over the next five years.

Source: České noviny – hlavní události by

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