The emergency support comes after freezing weather caused significant damage to crops
9 April 2021The government has acknowledged the damage that many farmers had suffered to their crops as a result of the freezing weather.By Hannah Thompson
Farmers across France will receive government support after the agriculture minister acknowledged the damage the cold had wreaked on crops; with the cold snap set to continue across the country.
Minister of Agriculture Julien Denormandie confirmed a state of “calamité agricole” – or farming disaster – yesterday (April 8), to acknowledge the damage that many farmers had suffered to their crops as a result of the freezing weather.
He told FranceInfo: “[We confirm] the implementation of what we call the calamité agricole scheme
What does that mean?
Normally, a calamité agricole is uninsurable.
But the government recognition and official definition of the situation means that it has committed to providing financial aid as compensation to the farmers and producers affected, as well as ensuring that insurers and banks will also cooperate.
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