There is one horse for every 30 people in Poland, and these horses feed on millions of pounds of grain every year.
GV Horse drawn carts in field.
SCU Horses eating (2 shots)
SV Man harnessing horse.
SV Tractor working.
SV & CU Farmer working with horse and cart (3 shots)
GV Farmers and horses
CU & SV People in horse-drawn carts (5 shots.)
Initials CO.16.06 TA/MR/CO.16.15
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Background: There is one horse for every 30 people in Poland, and these horses feed on millions of pounds of grain every year. Consequently, food prices - the cause of the recent troubles in Poland - keep rising.
The Polish Government wants to combine the small farmers (who hold 80 per cent of the land) into co-operatives. This would enable the economical use of tractors on the land and thus make the horses redundant. But the farmers do not want co-operatives, and until the Government can offer a solution that will enable the farmers to keep their independence the horses will remain and the food prices will continue to rise.