According to the World Bank’s ranking of Ease of Doing Business by “Registering ownership,” Ukraine took 97th place thereby moving up by 61 positions. This was achieved primarily through adopting a number of regulations that streamline registration of property rights in general, and registration of land ownership, in particular, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine informs.
Ukraine views the Association Agreement with the European Union, first of all as a comprehensive program of large-scale internal reforms in all areas of political, economic and social life of the country, as modernization of the state and also an effective instrument of their implementation in compliance with the European standards, stressed Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Ihor Prasolov in the course of the 12-th sitting of Ukrainian-Austrian mixed commission on trade and economics, Government Portal reports.
In Ukraine, around 170 households are engaged in organic production, head of the Department of General Agriculture of the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry Anatoly Rodyuk told journalists, ForUm correspondent reports. «As of today, 168 households of different forms of ownership and types of production, covering an area of 270 hectares, are engaged in organic production in Ukraine,» he said.
Agri-services firm Origin Enterprises has agreed a deal to buy a initial 60pc stake in Ukraine firm Agroscope for €12.7m.
Founded in 2002, Agroscope provides a number of services to the agriculture sector including advisory support to arable and root crop growers. It employs 150 people and services over 1,200 customers.
Ukraine and Poland annually raise bipartite commodity turnover by 3-4% despite the world economic crisis. President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych told journalists about this within the frames of his working visit to Poland, a Ukrinform correspondent reports.
Ukraine is in talks with China to receive a $3 billion loan under government guarantees from the Export-Import Bank of China to resume irrigation of farmland in the south of the former communist Black Sea country.The talks are “in the final stage,” Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Mykola Prysyazhnyuk said today in Kiev. The project will begin in the middle of 2014 and will help supply water to 1.2 million to 1.4 million hectares of farm land, he said.
“Ukraine will continue to strengthen its position in the international agricultural market,” the Head of State emphasized. «We harvested 58 million tons of grain this year which is a record crop in the years of independence,» Viktor Yanukovych said at the ceremony of opening Svitlovodsk river terminal, President Viktor Yanukovych Press Office.
Ukrainian agricultural exports to China increased in 4 times from the beginning of the year. By the end of the year it will grow even more through the export of corn. In addition, next year, Ukraine plans to start exporting to China soybean and barley, and in the future wheat and canola.
From the beginning of 2013, domestic farmers were issued 7.3 billion hryvnia of loans, which is 1.2 times more than last year. Farmers sent these funds to spring sowing and harvesting campaigns, agricultural policy and food minister of Ukraine Mykola Prysiazhniuk said.
By investing EUR 50 Ml, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) became a co-owner of MK Group (Agri Europe holding), which operates in Ukraine via its daughter company Agro Invest Ukraine, the holding’s press service reports.