The drought in Hungary is not threatening the country’s food supplies, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio in an interview on Friday.
Hungary’s agriculture has the capacity to cover the needs of 10 million people under such circumstances, he said. At the same time, exports will shrink, he warned. While the economy will lose revenues, Hungarians’ food supplies are not at risk, he said.
Regarding damage control for farmers, Orbán said the fund for such purposes was exhausted. The government has set up a working group to work on aid for farmers, and its decisions will be announced in the next week or so, he said.