Farmers face tough reforms on the way to EU membership

22-08-2000

As preparations for EU membership are well underway, the Czech agricultural sector faces many changes some of which may not be in its favour. Czech farmers may have to adhere to quotas without receiving direct payments to ensure no losses. To shed some light on the subject, Dita Asiedu spoke to Hugo Roldan, press secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, and asked him first what some of the main changes were that the agricultural sector will be facing during the Czech Republic's preparation for EU membership: