“We are in the middle of the winter onion harvest and we are able to supply the market with our own production. There is no reason to import it,” said the head of the Vegetable Union, Petr Hanka. Minister of Agriculture Zdeněk Nekula (KDU-ČSL) made a similar statement; he lamented that supermarkets only offer onions from New Zealand, for example. “At the same time, there are plenty of Czech onions in season. I have therefore called on traders to prioritize domestic production,” he wrote on Twitter.
Last year, vegetables were grown on roughly 12,000 hectares in the Czech Republic, this year the sown area is five percent smaller. There is a republic in vegetable production