“We have been in contract with the agriculture ministry during the entire time of low temperatures last week and again last night, and have discussed the possible consequences these unfavourable conditions will have for fruit growers. The real extent of the damage will only be visible in a few weeks and once we know it and depending on the possibilities, we will certainly seek assistance,” Markota told Hina.
A huge problem exists because insurance policies do no cover damage caused by frost that occurred prior to 10 April, he said.
That’s something that will be discussed with insurance companies and the ministry which covers 70% of the cost of insurance premiums from Measure 17 of the Rural Development Programme, Markota explained.
Fruit growers usually insure their crops via Measure 17 – Risk management and Sub-measure 17.1 – Insurance of crops, animals and plants.
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