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98 companies received grants to develop orchards and greenhouses in Ukraine

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy has signed 98 orders to allocate grants for the development of orchards and greenhouses for a total of UAH 472.3 million, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.
According to it, 86 grants on gardens for 388,4 million UAH, on greenhouses – 12 for 83,9 million UAH have been agreed.
The total area of new facilities is 1317.40 hectares, or 13.4 hectares per grant.
The Ministry specified that the leaders in the area of gardening and the creation of greenhouses are Transcarpathian region with 245.2 hectares, Kyiv region with 191.6 ha and Lviv region with 151.1 ha.
The amount of grants is also the highest in Transcarpathia – 92.2 million UAH, while in second place is Dnipropetrovsk region – 58.1 million UAH, in third place – Kyiv region with 50.5 million UAH.
Ministry of Agrarian Policy reminded that the terms of the program in the direction of horticulture area of land for the development or establishment of orchards should range from 1 to 25 hectares, and in greenhouses – from 0.4 to 2.4 hectares, according to the standard project. There are also requirements for the number of new jobs, particularly in the case of greenhouses – not less than 14 per 1 hectare.
In addition, the program in both areas provides for co-financing: from 30% of own funds provides its participant, and 70% – the state.


Ukraine has allocated more than UAH 320 million for grants for processing and development of orchards

At a meeting on Friday, the government allocated UAH 320.9 million to provide grants for the creation or development of processing enterprises and for laying orchards as part of the eWork project, the Ministry of Economy reported on Friday.
The agency clarified that UAH 306.5 million of the allocated funds will be directed to the development of processing: 47 applicants will receive grants – 40 legal entities, 5 sole proprietors and two individuals who intend to carry out entrepreneurial activities in the electrical equipment and non-metal mineral products industries.
UAH 14.5 million were allocated for grants for the development of horticulture. They will be received by three farms that plan to plant 40 hectares of land with orchards, raspberries, pigeons and blueberries.
As First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economy Yulia Sviridenko noted, entrepreneurs who receive the allocated funds will be able to create more than 900 permanent and seasonal jobs when implementing their business projects.
“In general, we have already transferred more than UAH 220 million to grant recipients in various areas of eWork,” Sviridenko said.

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, within the framework of the new eWork project, approved the procedure for providing non-refundable micro-grants for the development or creation of new horticulture, berry growing, viticulture and greenhouse facilities.
The government adopted the relevant resolution at a meeting on Tuesday, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said on his Telegram channel.
Program participants can be private entrepreneurs, agricultural companies and farms that own or lease land for a period of at least 25 years.
Thus, the amount of microgrants issued under the program of partial compensation for the cost of constructed greenhouses will be from UAH 5 to 7 million. Also, farmers will be provided with UAH 300,000 to 400,000 per hectare of orchards, which corresponds to approximately 70% of the average cost of planting them.
“The funds will go to the recipient’s bank account for the transparent purchase of seedlings, equipment, irrigation systems, fertilizers, etc.,” the prime minister summed up in the message.

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