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© Ludovic Marin / AFP Marc Fesneau, Minister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty, in Paris in May 2022.
Marc Fesneau, Minister of the Agriculture and food sovereignty, spoke at the microphone of "RTL" this Wednesday, July 27, 2022 morning on the drought in France. He underlined a "correct" harvest for wheat, but with more difficulties for corn and sunflower and for the food of livestock.
Marc Fesneau , Minister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty, was the guest of RTL radio this Wednesday, July 27, 2022 morning, to express itself on Drought in France.
He was questioned about a possible government emergency plan. Marc Fesneau stressed that “The emergency plan is first of all on the management of the 89 departments with water restrictions of various natures, sometimes total sometimes more relative depending on the flows of watercourses and levels of levels Nappes " and " Manage the amount of water that we have according to needs and others ".
Drought in France: 90 departments placed in alert
These departments are located mainly in the east of the country as well as in Brittany, in the Pays-de-la-Loire, in the north of New Aquitaine and in Occitanie © Sebastien Salom-Gomis/SIPA The drought strikes many departments State of crisis-these departments are located mainly in the east of the country as well as in Brittany, in the Pays-de-la- Loire, in the north of New Aquitaine and in Occitanie after the heat wave , the fires , the Dryness strikes a good part of France.
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- RTL France (@Rtlfrance) July 27, 2022
A mixed cereal harvest
interviewed on the state of crops, the minister replied that the situation varied. "In cereals, it's very disparate", he explained.
"Overall we will still have a correct harvest at the national level" concerning wheat despite losses of yield, "on the other hand we have concern about the crops which are corn and sunflower and then the meadows mainly" in particular Regarding cattle supply stocks, said the minister.
Map. Visualize the degradation of drought in France since the start of summer 2022 .
with Paris and the small crown that joined the list this Tuesday, August 2, all the metropolitan departments are now concerned by vigilance against the drought. Discover the progression of the phenomenon in France since early July, with our animated image. The degradation occurred very quickly. This early August 2022, All the departments of France are affected by the drought vigilance , according to the government site Propluvia , which records the water use decrees.