Implementation of ongoing investment projects will create more than 16,000 new jobs – Kovaliova

04.12.2017 14:03

Investments remain the key to the sustainable development of the agrarian sector. According to the results of the first half of 2017, 233 investment projects are implemented in the country's agribusiness, the total value of which is over UAH 36.7 billion.

This was stated by Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Olena Kovaliova during the 2nd International Agro-Industrial Exhibition "EuroAGRO", which took place under the organization of PJSC "Gal-EXPO", Polish company "Kielce Targi S.A." and under the support of the Lviv Regional State Administration. The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Lviv Regional State Administration, Ukrainian and Polish businesses, public organizations and international experts.

The goal of the event was to create a platform for providing agricultural producers with knowledge and opportunities for access to innovations that are currently implemented by the agrarian sector, to learn successful experience of colleagues from other European countries and for promotion of agricultural cooperatives and family farming.

"As of July 1, 2017, 233 investment projects are implemented in the agrarian sector with a total estimated cost of 36.7 billion UAH. The implementation of ongoing projects will create more than 16,000 new jobs. It should be noted that most projects are implemented by small and medium businesses. According to the directions of the projects, there is a noticeable tendency to change the emphasis on animal husbandry, which is almost half of the total number of projects, namely 49%. In particular, livestock - 25%, pig farming - 14%, poultry farming - 10% ", - informed Olena Kovaliova.

Among other areas of implementation of investment projects are treatment, storage and processing of grain and technical crops (21%), vegetable and fruit storage (9%), processing of agricultural raw materials (7%), perennial plants (5%), irrigation – 10 untins (4 %), and others (5%).