Poland to allocate over PLN1bn to drought aid

Poland might spend “over PLN1bn, maybe PLN2bn” on help for farmers affected by drought, Poland’s PM Mateusz Morawiecki indicated during Sunday countryside festivities in Kolno. “It will be more than a billion, possibly two billion; we’ll see what the loss estimate will be,” Mr. Morawiecki said, while vowing that the Polish state “will not turn its back on farmers in need.”

Specifically, farmers affected by drought will get PLN1,000 in subsidy per each hectare of land, provided they face losses in excess of 70%, Mr. Morawiecki indicated.

The government will strive to make first payments already in September, Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski announced for his part. Polish cabinet is supposed to discuss the size of the drought-related aid at this week’s sitting.

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