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Taras Kutovyi: Support of International Donors is Extremely Important for Development of Agriculture Sector in Ukraine

published 29 April 2016 17:09

The Minister stressed that transparency and visible deliveries are top priorities: «We`ll work transparent, open and in public.

 The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine works on defining the basic development directions for agriculture sector in 2016, with operating title "3+5". The support of international donor organizations is extremely important for implementation of these priorities. Taras Kutovyi, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, stressed during the meeting with donor organizations, international experts, representatives of foreign Embassies in Ukraine and international financial institutions. 

The Minister stressed that transparency and visible deliveries are top priorities: «We`ll work transparent, open and in public. We`ve determined three major issues to concentrate: the development of rural areas focused on small and medium business, land and institutional reform»- Taras Kutovyi stressed.

Furthermore, the Minister added 5 priority directions: development of domestic and regional markets as well niche crops and organic production.

«The key task is preparation of state-owned enterprises to privatization program, we try to attract and implement the best world practices and have to consider the rights of farmers» - Taras Kutovyi reported.

The Minister noted another priority direction – the irrigation, especially in the Southern regions. « The considerable attention must be given to ensure the SPSA (The State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection) full functioning » - the Minister stressed.

Taras Kutovyi noted the institutional reform for the Ministry and the Central Executive Authorities is needed to implement the abovementioned initiatives. Donors reaffirmed the full support to Agriculture sector.

 

Nicolas Verlet, the Chairman of the Agriculture team of the Support Group for Ukraine at the European Commission, assured the Minister in full support from donor side. «We glad to have a mutual understanding and constructive dialogue with representatives of the Ministry. The specific results are very important for these directions. The donor organizations are ready to support you not only during the first 100 days in the Government, but in further too» - Nicolas Verlet summed up.

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