Ukrainian agriculture is needed by the world - the Polish minister

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Published Apr 17, 2024

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Polish Agriculture Minister Czeslaw Siekerski discussed the implications of Ukrainian agricultural products entering the EU market, highlighting both the potential to strengthen the EU's global agricultural stance and the increased competition it could bring within the EU's single market. He pointed out the stark differences in agricultural models between the EU, which focuses on small family farms, and Ukraine, known for its large agricultural enterprises. With Ukraine starting negotiations to join the EU, Siekerski suggested that the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, designed with small farms in mind, might need significant revisions over the next 20 years to integrate Ukraine's agricultural economy. This integration is expected to drive reforms in the EU's agricultural policy and subsidy system to ensure the stability of European agriculture.
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The entry of Ukrainian agricultural products to the EU market, on the one hand, will strengthen the position of the European Union on the world market in the field of processing and raw materials, and on the other hand, it will lead to increased competition in the single agricultural market and transformations among EU producers and processors. This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture of Poland, Czeslaw Siekerski. He emphasized that there is a different model of agriculture in the European Union than in Ukraine. According to the minister, the decisive players in the market are large agricultural enterprises and agroholdings, while in EU countries family farms are the basis. Czeslaw Sekersky is sure that after 20 years, the EU should review the Common Agricultural Policy. The official noted that the current EU policy is designed for the needs of small family farms - it does not suit the agricultural economy of Ukraine. Ukraine will soon start negotiations on joining the ...
Source: Agropolit
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