April 28, First Deputy Prime Minister /Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv took part in the International forum AGROPORT West Lviv-2017 in Lviv.
In his speech Stepan Kubiv stressed the importance of boosting the production of finished agricultural products and increasing exports of products with high degree of processing. He noted that a key priority of the Government is the transition from a resource based economy to high-tech production and exports of products with high added value.
"Today, the agribusiness is a driver of the Ukrainian economy. The use of IT technologies and digital solutions will enable the agro-industrial complex to significantly grow the added value of their agricultural products, to strengthen their competitiveness in the European and world markets", emphasized the First Vice Prime Minister.
Stepan Kubiv added that Ukraine rightly claim the European and world leadership in the production of organic products, produce from ecological farming.
"Ukrainian farmers are growing tasty, healthy, organic products that quickly find devoted consumers in Ukraine and abroad. The Government and the Ministry of Economic Development are working to expand opportunities for access of Ukrainian farmers to new markets, and I believe that our farmers will have even better opportunities for production, exports as well as extraordinary success in the world", said the First Vice Prime Minister.
The forum participants got familiarized with examples of agricultural products from Ukraine and Ukrainian agricultural machinery.
AGROPORT is one of the biggest events in the agrarian sphere in Eastern Europe.
AGROPORT West Lviv 2017, which was held on April 27-29, focused on small and medium farmers. The key topics were animal husbandry, crop production, growing organic products, berries, vegetable-growing, horticulture, fisheries and others.
In 2017, special attention was paid to the problems of adapting agriculture to climate change conditions: increase of productivity in terms of changes and transition to the safe and accurate technologies.