The task of the
Government in the agrarian and industrial complex is to ensure food security of the country
and significantly increase agricultural exports. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated this during
the Government’s public report on its first 100 days on Thursday, March 12.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded that of the end of 2014 the agricultural
sector had demonstrated a 16% growth: "It was the only sector which enabled
the Ukrainian economy to increase and allowed the Ukrainian economy to get
dollars to stabilize the foreign exchange market."
Minister mentioned a range of tasks in the agrarian
and industrial complex for the current year,
the first - food security: "We must sow and gather the crop, feed the
country with cheap and quality products with a label "Made in
He recalled that a
sowing campaign had already begun and asked the Ministry of Energy and Coal
Industry of Ukraine, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine together
with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to do everything in order to
provide farmers with fuel, fertilizer and equipment, "In order to sow the
crop and feed the country."
The second task,
according to the PM, concerns the export potential of the agrarian
and industrial complex, "We must significantly expand our export position and sell for
He reminded that
Ukraine had already used almost all the quotas on supply of agricultural
products to the European Union, "Ukrainian products are bought in Europe."
agricultural sector is one of the main economic engines of the country. Some
countries have oil, others gas, while we possess "rich" soil,
hard-working people and high quality food industry, which should meet the
standards of the European Union," Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized.