Agri-food exports have increased despite the pandemic, Poland's agriculture minister said on Tuesday during an online debate which inaugurated the 7th edition of the WorldFood Poland trade show.
Poland has 1.3 million farms, fewer by around 13 percent than in 2010, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Wednesday.
Exports of Polish agricultural and food products rose by 7 percent year on year in 2020, according to a state-owned agricultural agency.
Revenue from agri-food exports hit a record high in 2020 of EUR 34 billion, EUR 2 billion more than a year earlier, the agriculture minister has said.
Poland's agricultural and food exports increased by 7 percent, or EUR 2 billion, year on year after the first eleven months of 2020 to EUR 31.3 billion, according to the country's agriculture support centre.
Poland will support areas that during communist times depended on collective farms, the so-called PGRs, with a PLN 250-million fund, the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, announced on Wednesday.
Poland wants to maintain the growing importance of the UK as an export market for its agri-food products despite Brexit.
The value of exports of Polish agricultural and food products reached EUR 25.07 billion in the first nine months of 2020, up by 6.7 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, the Polish Agriculture Ministry has reported.
Poland's agricultural and food exports went up by 6 percent year on year after the first eight months of 2020 to EUR 21.9 billion, according to Finance Ministry data published by the National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR).
Wednesday's Senate (upper house) amendments to a new animal protection bill are a compromise between animal and human welfare and the best solution the house could find, Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki said after the vote on the amendments.