Government improves agrarian sector support programs and expands agribusiness development opportunities, claims Volodymyr Groysman
09.01.2018 | 14:27

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, in the framework of the implementation of objectives of the development of the agrarian sector, improves agrarian sector support programs and enlarges the opportunities of agribusinesses, primarily opening up access of farmers to available financial resources. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting on the issues of agricultural sector development.

He emphasized that key areas of work are livestock breeding support, in particular, building of new complexes and increasing livestock population, targeted assistance of farmers, and support for agricultural machinery enterprises in order to preserve and grow the number of jobs in this area, as well as to provide farmers with high quality equipment produced in Ukraine.

"In the coming weeks, we have to launch support programs so that we could reach each farm in Ukraine and prove how to use the available resource," the Head of Government urged.

In the context of livestock development, the participants of the meeting noted that the range of support tools is quite varied: from direct budget subsidies for the development of young stock to the introduction of effective lending for the creation of new livestock complexes with the possibility of compensating the primary loan and establishing an effective loan rate. The terms of use of existing opportunities are flexible and dependent on market conditions and community demand. Meanwhile, target regulations that will enable the availability and efficiency of the demanded financial product should be shaped by the end of January.

"The main thing is that by the end of 2018 we have funding and growing livestock population, as well as saturated (with domestic high quality products) market", emphasized the Prime Minister.

With regard to the support for farming, the Head of Government drew attention to the need for the speedy elaborating of mechanisms for the introduction of effective lending, tools for compensation of the cost of equipment on condition of the purchasing of equipment for each particular farm, as well as the support of cooperatives.

"Thus, we will launch the mechanisms of real production support. But at the same time, we assume the responsibility of farmers for honest registration of land and cattle," said Volodymyr Groysman, "It is crucial for us to keep up. All government resolutions must be approved by the end of January. Resources (to support) are sufficient."


The agrarian sector of Ukraine is determined among the locomotives of the national economy, and therefore, an issue of effective Government support for agro-production appears one of the priorities of the budget process. Moreover, the focus is on supporting small and medium-sized businesses, capable of filling the domestic market and strengthening the export opportunities of large farms. According to official figures, there are currently more than 79 thousand agribusinesses operating in Ukraine, of which 29 are large holdings, almost 8 thousand are small and medium enterprises, and the rest are micro-enterprises, including small family farms. The amount of the state program of animal husbandry support this year is set at UAH 4 billion in the State Budget, the amount of support for farming is at least UAH 1 billion. Another sum worth about UAH 1 billion is to be directed to the program of compensation of the cost of technology of Ukrainian production.



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