Agriculture Minister to appeal for EU solidarity to face drought shortages

Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Minister, Costas Kadis, will try to gain the EU’s solidarity in finding ways and means to support Cyprus’ farmers overcome the challenges due to the continued drought.

Kadis will attend on Monday the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Luxembourg. The Council will have an exchange of views on the EMFF, fisheries controls and the fishing opportunities for 2019. It will also discuss the post 2020 CAP reform package and the agricultural market situation.

A Press and Information Office press release said that Kadis will brief the Commission and EU member state delegations on the serious repercussions caused by the drought which resulted with water shortages for agriculture.

It also said that he will pursue their solidarity in finding ways and means to support the farmers overcome the obstacles caused by the drought and to avert them from abandoning the profession.

Source: Cyprus News Agency