of Ministers of Ukraine approved and launched the introduction of a number of
decisions designed to make the year of 2018 a year of a qualitative leap
forward in the agrarian sector. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a
meeting with a team of one of the processing enterprises located in Ternopil region. The Head of Government is on a working
visit to the region today, January 26.
year we will have tools to provide a qualitative breakthrough in the
agro-sphere. Moreover, the decisions have already been adopted", noted the
explained that it is about direct support programs for farmers, compensation
for the cost of construction of new dairy farms and cheapening of loans for
such construction activities, compensation for the cost of agricultural
equipment produced in Ukraine, as well as installments to refund the VAT
payments when importing unique equipment and technological lines.
are planning that this year, thereby allowing the country to increase the
livestock population, production volumes. Agrarians are interested in these
programs", said Volodymyr Groysman.
"The objective is to improve the performance of economy and create new
enterprises. This applies to all areas. For example, today we are paying a lot
of attention to the construction of roads. But we emphasize that the essential
task is to build Ukraine, but not just to build roads".
mid-January 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has finally agreed
mechanisms of support for agricultural producers, primarily in livestock
sector, and expects that the use of all elaborated decisions will allow this
year to significantly increase the number of milk production complexes, farms,
to raise livestock population, to increase milk production volumes and other
agricultural products. According to the Head of Government, first of all,
issues at stake are the incentives for the average agribusiness - both in the
segment of crop growing and in the livestock sector. On the proposal of the
Government, the total resource allocated for livestock breeding support will be
worth UAH 4 billion this year. Funding will be directed, in particular, to
support the construction of new farms and complexes - either to provide cheaper
loans for building activities or to compensate for part of the own costs of
producers spent on construction. Maximum credit resource -
EUR 10 million for one production complex at a rate 3 per cent per annum for 5
years. The maximum compensation amount is 25% of the total expenditure.
In case of need, according to the results of the first half-year of the effect
of the programs, the mechanisms can be adjusted.
the Government approved the program for the development of horticulture. The
budget allocation for the said sector will make up nearly UAH 300 million,
the aim of investing is to increase the area of gardens by more than 3000
hectares, to attract new technologies of storage and processing of fruits, and
also to create nearly 30 thousand new jobs.
equally important issue in focus are the program of compensation for the cost
of agricultural machinery, to this end a sum worth UAH 1 billion is planned in
the state budget and the introduction of a farm development program with the
budget of UAH 1 billion. At the Government’s initiative, funds will be directed
to ensure a drastic reduction of interest rate up to 1% for the purchase of
equipment, seed selection, and the provision of advisory services. The only
state requirement is the complete and fair registration of livestock and land
agrarian sector of Ukraine is determined as one of the engines of national
economy, and therefore, the issue pertaining to effective state support for
agricultural production is one of the topmost priorities of the budget process.
Moreover, the focus is on supporting small and medium-sized businesses, which
can fill the domestic market and strengthen the export opportunities of large