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Covilhã, Portugal,June 1,2020 (Lusa)-Covilhã City Hall said on Monday that it wants the government to approve direct support for farmers, after the bad weather on Sunday, which caused "very high losses" and a situation of "calamity" in the municipality's production, particularly in peaches.

"It is a scenario of calamity and a very worrying situation. At a time of pandemic and economic recession, this extreme storm has now ruined the fields and given the final blow to what is a very significant source of income in the municipality", the mayor of Covilhã, Vítor Pereira, stressed.

The mayor of this municipality in the district of Castelo Branco explained that Sunday's intense storm, with hail, rain and wind, mostly affected the area that borders the municipalities of Belmonte and Fundão.

According to him, in this area there are losses of 80 to 90% in all sectors of agricultural production and crops of the time, with special emphasis on peach production, which is very important in this municipality.

In global terms, the situation with losses is around 30 to 40%, but Vítor Pereira points out that this destruction is enough to leave many farmers "facing serious problems".

"We're talking about serious damage, not least because the worst affected area is a very important production area, namely fruit-growing, and almost all production has been destroyed", he said.

Vítor Pereira also mentioned that in terms of horticulture the losses should be around 80 to 90% and that there are significant damages in the vineyards, which were very affected by the wind.

"It is urgent that our farmers and fruit growers receive aid, aid and support because, if the side effect of Covid-19 was already serious, this storm and these extreme weather phenomena only add up to unprecedented damage", he added.

Vítor Pereira said that he has already requested a meeting of the ministry of agriculture to ask for "urgent aid" for farmers, many of whom have no other sources of income than production, now ruined, and who "will find it difficult to return to normality".



Agency : LUSA

Date : 2020-06-02 09:56:00


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