On October 11, 2021, during an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the procedure for providing state support to producers who use reclaimed land was approved.
According to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, the state reimburses 25% of the costs to those agricultural producers who have installed or modernized irrigation systems on their farms. Modernization of the land irrigation system in the southern regions of Ukraine will increase their yields at least twice, thereby contributing to GDP growth and job creation. This year, the non-refundable subsidy for farmers under the relevant program will amount to UAH 50 million.
"Reclamation of such lands is one of the key elements of increasing the yield of our farmers to the level of advanced countries, which means increasing export earnings, increasing the number of jobs and reinvestment in the economy. That is why the Government has decided to allocate funds to Ukrainian farmers who implement appropriate irrigation technologies. This is an investment in increasing the productivity of the economy and the future of the country," said the Prime Minister.
The Head of Government also stressed that the Ministry of Agrarian Policy has a task to launch pilot projects in the field of land reclamation basing on public-private partnership.