A Food Ethics Code signed on Wednesday in the Agriculture Ministry will serve to uphold the high quality of Polish food, which will in turn strengthen consumer trust on the domestic and foreign markets. The new instrument stands under the honorary patronage of Poland's President Andrzej Duda.
Poland is the largest producer of button mushrooms in Europe and one of the leaders in the world, the country sells over half of the European Union's export, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) has said.
Since October 2019 there has not been a single case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in pigs on Polish farms, Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski said on Monday, adding, however, that there are ever more wild boar sick with the disease.
Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski on Wednesday attended the 43rd session of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome. Poland joined the organisation on January 29.
The value of Poland's agri-food exports in 2019 reached an unprecedented level of EUR 31.4 billion, which was 5.8 percent higher than in 2018, according to data that has been published by the National Support Centre for Agricultural (KOWR).
Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz paid a Friday visit to Lisbon where he met with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva to conclude that the two countries have many common political goals, including those related to the next EU budget
Production of chicks in Poland has again broken records, with hatcheries delivering almost 122 million one-day-old chicks in October. As a consequence, the supply of chickens is increasing and Poland is strengthening its position as a poultry leader in Europe.
Janusz Wojciechowski, the EU's commissioner-elect for agriculture, in a conversation with PAP, estimated that making EU agricultural subsidies equal for all member states would cost the bloc's budget over EUR 20 billion.
Exports of agri-food products reached EUR 23.1 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2019, up 5.8 percent year on year, the Polish Centre for the Support of Agriculture (KOWR) said on Friday citing finance ministry data.
The Central Statistical Office (GUS) wrote on Twitter on Thursday that the heaviest pumpkin grown in Poland in 2019 weighed 870 kg, and that this year's pumpkin harvest was coming to an end.