Teleorman County: Over 5000 hectares of agricultural crops, affected by flooding


The high quantity of precipitations recorded at the level of the county has affected over 5,000 hectares of crops.

In the Dobrotesti commune a 60-75 percent proportion of the grain, barley, rapa, pea, maize and sunflower crops were destroyed. Most people in the area ensure their livelihood through agriculture.

‘The agricultural crops this year, better said this period, were gravely affected by the massive precipitations that we had in the recent period. More specifically, from April until now we are faced with precipitations that have flooded or made machinery-use impossible in some areas. We receive reports daily from farmers regarding gravely affected crops. Over 2,000 hectares were affected at the Dobrotesti agricultural company which is the largest and managed 4000-5000 hectares. A statement was drafted and a commission analyzing the reports was done. From the local budget nothing can be done. If the Government were to intervene it would be good. Most people in the area live off agriculture and animal husbandry. They depend very much on the production of this year’, said on Saturday, for Agerpres, Mayor of Dobrotesti commune, Ion Manica.

Without insurance and a great deal of options, Viorel Naibar, head of the largest agricultural company in Dobrotesti, has little hope for the future. The losses are too high and not a great deal of solutions.

‘We hope to end the year on a positive balance because we still have 750 hectares of sunflower crops that at this moment are, I believe, in exceptional condition, we also have 400 hectares of maize that is in good condition’, said Viorel Naibar.

According to data centralized by the Teleorman Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Development the grain crops are most affected