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Farmers propose measures for product placement problems and climate change damages

Farmers propose measures for product placement problems and climate change damages

Skopje, 13 June 2018 (MIA) - National Farmers’ Federation proposed Wednesday measures for overcoming the problems with product placement and climate change damages. Federation also demands respect of the legal regulation for the contracted production and more frequent inspections, support for climate change mitigation measures through the National Rural Development Programme, as well as assistance for post-harvest activities, educating farmers and forming cooperatives.

President of the National Farmers’ Federation Vaska Mojsovska said that higher producer prices from buyout prices in almost all products in the past period jeopardize the future production and the low financial power of farmers limits them to invest in protection against natural disasters.

“Farmers have problems with the placement of almost all products. The situation is alarming. If we do not undertake more drastic steps and if we do not think about the future how to preserve our agriculture, I am afraid that there will be no one to produce food,” Mojsovska said.

Executive director of the National Farmers’ Federation Stevan Orozovikj said that more than half of the problems of the farmers will be solved if the Law on Agriculture and Rural Development will be respected which foresees contracted production by timely signing of agreement whereat farmers will know what and how much to produce.

The problems of farmers and the measures they propose are discussed at the first agricultural forum themed "Market Opportunities and Climate Change", which is being held Wednesday organised by the National Farmers’ Federation. sk/14:19

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