War in Ukraine: Europe must immediately reaffirm an agricultural growth strategy

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Beyond the dramatic human consequences, the Russo-Ukrainian war will have major economic impacts for the agricultural sector. It is time to reaffirm a strategy for the growth of agricultural production. Ukraine alone accounts for 110 million tonnes of field crop production, of which 90 million tonnes are destined for export. Russia and Ukraine together account for 30% of world cereal trade. Faced with this observation, the AGPB, the AGPM, the CGB and the FOP wish to affirm that any risk of shortage is excluded for the food of the French and Europeans. The European strategy "Farm to fork" must be rethought without delay. Europe obliges us to set aside 4% of the land: this orientation must be stopped immediately. We must restore flexibility to farms, to meet all the challenges of production.
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