Written Question: Income support for small farmers
Date submitted: 31 March 2021
Question for written answer E-001780/2021
to the Commission
Manolis Kefalogiannis (PPE)
Subject: Income support for small farmers
The current crisis threatens to exacerbate existing inequalities in the agricultural sector and disproportionately affects small holdings more than other farms, irrespective of their sector of production.
Small holdings, which make up the majority of farms in Greece, receive very little support, have a limited production volume and a multifaceted workforce, and hence are more affected by the reduction in non-agricultural income in the countryside.
Given that the Commission will soon present a ‘vision for the future of rural areas by 2040’ aimed at addressing the problems such areas face, such as low levels of income, demographic change, digital divide, and limited access to services:
What measures is it planning to boost income, especially for small holdings, so that Greek and European farmers are able to live off their produce and earn a decent living?