"American-Ukrainian Agrarian Congress", Washington, USA
Jun 20, 2016

Ukraine: support of international donors is important for development of the agricultural sector – T.Kutovyi




To date, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food is working on defining the basic development directions for the agricultural sector in 2016, with operating title "3+5". The support of international donor organizations is extremely important for realization of the reporting priorities, declared the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Taras Kutovyi during the meeting with donor organizations, international experts, representatives of foreign Embassies in Ukraine and international financial institutions.

The Minister stressed that transparency and visible deliveries are the top priorities: “We`ll work transparent, open and in public. We`ve determined three major issues to concentrate: the development of rural areas focused on small and medium business, land and institutional reforms”.

Furthermore, the Minister added 5 priority directions: development of domestic and foreign markets, growing of niche crops, production of organic commodities, preparation of state-owned enterprises to privatization program, and restoration of the irrigation system. In addition, T.Kutovyi stressed the need to ensure the SPSA (The State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection) full functioning.

The Minister informed that following the meeting, international donors reaffirmed the full support to further development of the agricultural sector.

In turn, the Chairman of the Agriculture team of the Support Group for Ukraine at the European Commission, Nicolas Verlet assured the Minister in full support from the donor party. “We are glad to have a mutual understanding and constructive dialogue with representatives of the Ministry. The specific results are very important for these directions. The donor organizations are ready to support you not only during the first 100 days in the Government, but in further too”, N.Verlet summed up.

You can receive more detailed information about the prospects of international cooperation in the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine by visiting the IInd American-Ukrainian Agrarian Congress, to be held on June 20-21, in Washington, D.C. (USA).