Agricultural companies attract soft loans at UAH 11 billion

In 2012, over 2,600 agricultural enterprises attracted loans at UAH 13.5 billion, out of these, soft loans – at UAH 11 billion. Deputy Director of the Finance and Credit Department of the Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry Yuriy Miniailyk told a press conference at UKRINFORM about this.

Agriculture Ministry promises to support vegetable processing industry

Signing of the free trade area with the European Union will give impetus for the development of vegetable processing industry, agrarian policy and food minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk told journalists during the press tour to the largest vegetable store in Europe, ForUm correspondent reports.

Ukraine and France will deepen cooperation in the sphere of land relations, plant growing and veterinary medicine

This issue was discussed on Tuesday at a meeting between Ukrainian Agricultural Policy and Food Minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk and French Ambassador to Ukraine Alain Remy, the press service of the Ukrainian Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry told.

Milkiland purchased cheese production company in Russia

According to the official information released by the company in its latest press-release, company purchased PC “Syrodel”, cheese production company in Kursk region. Russian company currently produces 3.5 thousand tons cheese, cheese products and butter production per annum.

The procedure of land surveying project development may be changed

In early February, in Ukraine there were more than 18,000 farms that used the land plot of over 100 hectares to provide their business. However, only 353 of them had land projects. But since the beginning of the year you have to pay a fine if you don’t have a land surveying project. That’s why, the Ministry of the Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine has developed a procedure of land surveying project obtaining simplification. It is currently under consideration by other executive bodies.

About 63 thousand land plots were registered in 2012 in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the National Cadastral System work the specialists have registered nearly 63thousand of land plots. The tenth part of them was in Kiev region. Besides, significant results in the land registration ware reached in Zhytomyr, Vinnytsya, Ternopil, Rivne, Chernigiv and Kirovohrad regions.

Ukraine may get agricultural sector development strategy this year

A strategy for the development of agricultural sector and a strategy for the sustainable development of rural areas may appear in Ukraine this year.
President Viktor Yanukovych said this in an interview with the analytical magazine “Ukraine and the World in 2013. Global Agenda,” the press service of the head of state reported.

Ukraine and Hungary stirring up agricultural cooperation

On February 14 Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Prysyazhniuk held a working meeting with Dr. Sándor Fazekas, Minister of Rural Development of Hungary.

Land bank will primarily credit farmers

Agricultural workers will soon get credits at 10-15% lower rates against those existing now. This will be possible when the land bank starts working in Ukraine. Primarily, possibility of receiving credits will be profitable for farming enterprises, small and medium-size enterprises.

Foreign investors expand their business in Ukraine – Revenues and Duties Ministry

Over two years, total volume of products sold by enterprises with foreign investments grew by 4% and export volume by 22%.
The press service of the Revenues and Duties Ministry of Ukraine told UKRINFORM about this.