15 April 2020 – Provided subsidies to specific agricultural sectors

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Industry interventions
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Dutch Government has allocated €650 million to provide additional compensation for specific agricultural industries affected by COVID-19.

€600 million will go towards compensating the floricultural and certain horticultural sectors, while a total of €50 million has been allocated to potato growers to compensate for the large amount of produce that can no longer be processed into French fries this season.

The additional money is intended to help sectors confronted by the immediate drop in demand of their products, due to no longer having a domestic or export market to sell to.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/04/15/650-miljoen-voor-aanvullende-maatregelen-agrarische-sector-op-noodpakket