Serbian farmers using 30 year old tractors

NEWS 10.06.2020 14:36

Just one fifth of the tractors used on farms in Serbia are new, Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti said on Wednesday.

The daily said that there are about 400,000 tractors in use in the country and that about 21,000 new ones have been bought in the past four years. Most of those were bought using subsidies from the Agriculture Ministry and European Union IPARD funds, it added.

Vecernje Novosti said that the average age of tractors on Serbian farms is more than 30 years, forcing the government to change traffic safety laws in 2019.