On Feb. 23, USAID international project promoting the development of rural areas and agriculture «Support for Agricultural and Rural Development» was presented. According to the Minister of Agriculture and Food Taras Kutovyi, the project will increase investment in the sector and create jobs for the population of rural areas.
In particular, the project aimed at minimizing market barriers for small and medium agro-business in Ukraine, establishing international standards of agricultural products, which should help Ukrainian producers to enter the EU markets and compete with foreign manufacturers. Another important task is to create employment opportunities for rural residents, provide them with comfortable living conditions. Also, the project will promote creation of legal conditions for the functioning of land markets and implementation of reforms aimed at modernizing of irrigation systems.
As of today, 4 programs for the development of Ukraine’s agriculture are being implemented in cooperation with the United States.
Source: Agriculture Ministry.