Poland is prepared to help poorer countries with agricultural development, says President Duda at UN conference

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By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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Polish President Andrzej Duda offered to share Polish economic and agricultural expertise during the fifth UN conference on the Least Developed Countries, which took place in Doha, Qatar.

Duda underlined that providing grain supplies, drinking water and fresh food products, as well as ensuring smooth supply chains between Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, is currently challenging due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Therefore, he said it is crucial to support the least developed countries in agriculture and rural development so that they can independently ensure food security to the maximum extent possible.

Duda mentioned that Poland is currently the fifth-largest producer of food in the EU, with a 10.5 percent share in EU production. Poland is also at the forefront of the production and export of dairy, meat, fruits, vegetables, and grains globally.

According to Duda, Poland is an example of the success that can be achieved by investing in agriculture and modernizing the agri-food sector. Since joining the European Union, the export of agri-food products has become a driving force in Polish agriculture.

Poland has also leveraged its price competitiveness, which is critical in exports.

“This has allowed us to achieve higher foreign trade values every year. Over the last two decades, the value of our agri-food exports has increased by more than seven times. In 2021, our goods were delivered to customers in 198 countries worldwide,” said the Polish president.

“The Polish example is evidence of how important modernizing the agri-food sector is for the entire economy. Poland has much to offer, from ready-made products to know-how, which we are ready to share to jointly develop our economic relationships,” said Duda.

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