Hungary is donating maize, sunflower and potato seeds to farmers in Ukraine, where the war has caused shortages ahead of the planting season, Agriculture Minister István Nagy said on Monday.
The minister pointed out that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict poses a major challenge to the agricultural sector. As the statement said, many farmers in Transcarpathia (Kárpátalja), even if they wanted to cultivate their arable land, no longer have the possibility to sow or plant it.
Because of trade difficulties caused by the war, it is not possible to obtain sufficient quantities of plant propagating material locally.
Since the outbreak of the armed conflict, the AM and Hungarian farmers’ organisations have been helping farmers in difficulty across the border in various ways.
Farmers in Transcarpathia can continue to count on the support of the motherland and Hungary,” added István Nagy.
Hungary is donating 20 million forints’ (EUR 54,000) worth of seed, including 10,000kg of maize, 500kg of sunflower, and 3,000kg of potato seed, Nagy said in a statement.
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