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Statement: Lebensmittelkette in der Krise sichern

BERLIN. Im Zuge einer Videokonferenz hat sich Staatssekretär Hans-Joachim Fuchtel gemeinsam mit dem griechischen Landwirtschaftsminister Mavroudis Voridis Gedanken zur Sicherung der Lebensmittelkette in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie gemacht. Lesen Sie hier Fuchtels Statement.

Jedes Glied in der Kette schützen

In der vergangenen Woche kam es zu einer Videokonferenz zwischen dem Parlamentarischen Staatssekretär bei der Bundesministerin für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft, Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, und dem griechischen Landwirtschaftsminister, Mavroudis Voridis. Fuchtel pflegt seit Jahren intensive Beziehungen zum griechischen Landwirtschaftssektor. Bei der neuesten Konferenz wurde unter anderem besprochen, wie in den aktuellen Krisenzeiten die Lebensmittelketten so gesichert werden können, dass kein Mitglied der Wertschöpfungskette außen vor bleibt.

Versorgung gesichert

Bei der Veranstaltung erklärte Fuchtel: "Die Corona-Pandemie hat vielen Menschen die Bedeutung der Nahrungsmittelproduktion in Europa bewusst gemacht. Dank unserer Bauern sowie unserer Verarbeitungs- und Vertriebsunternehmen war und ist die Lebensmittelversorgung auch in der Krise gesichert. Die Pandemie hat uns aber auch kritische Stellen aufgezeigt, die wir auf europäischer Ebene gemeinsam angehen sollen. Dazu gehören die Erhaltung des europäischen Binnenmarktes, das Funktionieren der Logistikketten und die Freizügigkeit der Arbeitskräfte. Gleichzeitig müssen wir auch andere Herausforderungen wie den Klimawandel im Blick behalten. Mit dem Kompromiss des Agrarrates in Luxemburg haben wir einen wichtigen Schritt zur Umgestaltung unserer Landwirtschaft hin zu mehr Umwelt-, mehr Klima- und mehr Tierschutz getan. Ein regelmäßiger Erfahrungsaustausch mit anderen Mitgliedstaaten bleibt aber natürlich auch weiterhin unentbehrlich. Ich freue mich, dass der Dialog mit unseren Partnern in Griechenland fortgesetzt werden kann."

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Harvest dates
Next harvest dates for Sunflower kernels
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Start of harvest
Iran
7/1/21
Iraq
7/1/21
Tunisia
7/1/21
Somalia
7/30/21
China
8/1/21
Czech Republic
8/1/21
Greece
8/1/21
Italy
8/1/21
Portugal
8/1/21
Slovakia
8/1/21
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Crop sizes

Crop sizes for Sunflower kernels
Country
Year
Crop size
Ukraine
2019
15,260,430 mt
Russia
2019
15,097,148 mt
Argentina
2019
3,825,750 mt
Romania
2019
3,489,440 mt
China
2019
3,250,000 mt
Turkey
2019
2,136,978 mt
Bulgaria
2019
1,914,070 mt
Hungary
2019
1,708,730 mt
France
2019
1,298,840 mt
Tanzania
2019
930,000 mt
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