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February 25, 2021
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Sarbu: Half of the crops affected by draught, still bread price won’t go up

The draught has affected so far 1.054 M ha, cultivate with autumn crops, some of them even in a proportion of 50 per cent, minister of agriculture, Ilie Sarbu, quoted by Agerpres, declared yesterday at the opening of Indagra fair. He added however that the draught of this year will not lead to the import of wheat or the rise of the price of bread. He explained that the price of bread is already established on the European market and thus it cannot rise. “There is one more thing that I say and which disrupts out internal producers. I don’t think that there will be a crisis of the product in the coming period. And as long as there isn’t a crisis of a product, there won’t be problems from the point of view of the user. The problems will be if we cannot produce,” Ilie Sarbu stated. He estimated that in the areas where the irrigation equipment is functional there are no problems with the draught, but he admitted that there will be problems with the wheat. Initially, it was estimated that over seven million tons of wheat will be damaged, but the minister estimated that presently they don’t know where the line will be drawn. “We don’t know how much and what, because not all the crops are damaged. There were some rains. Thus, 50 per cent may be affected, as it appears in statistics,” Sarbu said. The minister stressed that if the state of calamity is declared, the state will give compensations. He explained that the money for this situation “should be in the special intervention fund which exists at the level of the Government.” In the areas with irrigations, the compensations will not be given.

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