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Volodymyr Groysman: We have embarked on restoring farming in Ukraine and plan to budget UAH 1 billion in 2018 to support agrarians
20.07.2017 | 15:38

The Government sees the final stage of development of the program aimed to support Ukrainian farming and is planning the sum worth not less than UAH 1 billion in the draft state budget for 2018 for these purposes. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during his working visit to Ternopil region.

"Almost 30 years ago it was Ternopil region where the first farm appeared. These days we are working to shape an efficient farming support program. In the coming weeks we have to come to final decision", said Volodymyr Groysman. “In the draft budget for 2018, the Government will offer to the Parliament to allocate UAH 1 billion to promote small farms - to add processing, creating new jobs to cultivation being the only activity in rural areas nowadays."

The Head of Government reminded that the share of agrarian complex in the country's GDP makes up 12%, while Ukraine demonstrates high performance among leading countries of the world in exports of a number of agricultural products, in particular sunflower oil, wheat.

"We are committed to develop our agrarian potential within the country and in the world. Proper farming technologies on Ukrainian soil will give us the opportunity to get record yields of unprecedented quality that the whole world needs", said Volodymyr Groysman.

As part of a visit to one of the agrarian enterprises of the region, Volodymyr Groysman talked to agrarians and tried himself as a combine operator.


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