Economic advisor to the Ukrainian President Oleh Ustenko and representatives of the Ukrainian agricultural and chemical industries at a Tuesday meeting discussed the situation in agriculture during the spring sowing campaign and ways to achieve high harvest figures in Ukraine in the conditions of the emergency situation caused by the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
President of the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation Leonid Kozachenko said that now spring field work is in line with the schedule. Representatives of the agricultural sector said that many agricultural segments now need support from the state.
According to the president’s press service, Ukrainian president’s envoy for land affairs Roman Leschenko said that there are three key things that could be achieved for Ukrainian farmers this year.
“The first is that government support in the amount of UAH 4 billion is left, despite the budget outlay reduction plan. The second is the adoption of a basic land law, on the basis of which a series of regulatory legal acts will be adopted in the coming months that will restore order in land relations. The third is that the president of Ukraine is quickly responding to the situation with food security,” the press service said.
According to Leschenko, Ukraine has sufficient volumes to fully ensure its own grain consumption and the implementation of export contracts.