In response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and Belarus's support for Russian military activities, the Ministry of Agriculture has broken an agreement on cooperation with Russia and Belarus. Until now, fertilizers were imported from Russia and Belarus to Latvian farmers.
"There is a year to rearrange deliveries. Let's see how the situation will evolve."
There are enough European-produced fertilizers available when looking for alternatives. In addition, the plans and efforts of Latvia are to reduce the use of fertilizers. “We must make both soil use and agriculture much more organic, climate, environmentally friendly,” Gerhards said.