Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Maria Panayiotou will brief on Monday her EU counterparts, among other things, about the ongoing drought in Cyprus and the adverse effects of reduced rainfall in agriculture, livestock farming and the environment.

Panayiotou travels to Brussels on Sunday, where she will participate in the Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers.

According to Ministry press release, the Council’s proceedings, which will take place on Monday, will address issues related to the current crisis in agriculture, as well as the market situation following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

It is added that Panayiotou will, among other things, inform the Council about the ongoing drought in Cyprus and the adverse effects of the reduced rainfall in all sectors, agriculture, livestock farming and the environment, while at the same time she will ask the European Commission to present measures to address the consequences in order to safeguard the means of agricultural production and autonomy in food production, as well as to protect the environment.

The Minister returns to Cyprus on Tuesday afternoon, the press release concludes.

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