Despite the huge damages due to massive flooding, the Ministry of Agriculture is expecting positive results from crops this year, even in country’s south. “Although the weather conditions were extreme during this year, our growth projections in this sector remain positive,” declared Minister Edmond Panariti.
The Minister announced on media that the Ministry is doing an intensive work in the recuperation of all damages in the flooded lands and pointed out the cooperation of private banks which have agreed in a two year interruption of loan installments for flooded families and particularly for businesses.
The Minister announced that for farmers who faced drastic looses, is being compiled a particular subvention plan and projects to take grants from the European Union funds, in the renovation and rural activity of the destroyed areas.
The increase of the agricultural production is a key priority according to the Minister, which declared that all these measures will assist in reducing the negative effects that might affect in the lowering of growth indicators.
In the beginning of the year, Panariti had declared that agricultural sector is expected to show a positive performance, by increasing in economic terms by 5%, more than in 2014, focusing on the increase of greenhouses’ surface and production standards. These measures, according to Panariti, are necessary in increasing exports with EU member countries.
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