On September 17, at the sitting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations, the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture proposals on state support of the agricultural sector for 2021-2023 were presented. The Strategy of the Ministry envisages extending the support with new programs and enlarging directions of existing programs.
In particular, 7 main support programs are planned:
· Financial support of measures in the agro-industrial complex (loans, insurance);
· Support for the production of niche crops (food security);
· Support for farming;
· Support for horticulture, viticulture, hop growing;
· Potato growing;
· Livestock breedingmsupport;
· Partial compensation of the cost of agricultural equipment.
"In close cooperation with agricultural associations, business and the public, as well as through systematic work in sectoral working groups, we have developed a strategy to support the agro-industrial complex for the coming years, expanded tools and supplemented with those areas that farmers need most. It is critical for us to ensure that all programs generate a positive effect both in the agricultural sector and in the country's economy as a whole," commented Ihor Petrashko, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine.
Thus, state support is supplemented by programs for the development of industrial potato growing, support for the production of niche crops. Also at the demand of today, under the program of cheaper loans, farmers are offered new areas - insurance of agricultural products and compensation for the purchase of agricultural land. Support for farmers is complemented by the direction of organic production, and support for livestock development is also expanding.