Ukraine prepares for harvest after the most difficult sowing campaign in history
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that the Government is beginning preparations for the harvesting campaign, taking into account the challenges faced by farmers.
“The sowing campaign, despite unprecedented challenges, was successful. According to the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food, 75% of last year’s areas have been sown,” Shmyhal said. “Now we are starting preparations for the harvest. And we understand the main challenges facing farmers now. The first challenge is the need to export crops. The Ministry of Infrastructure is working on measures to increase capacity on the western border of Ukraine. After all, due to Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports, we have 23.5 million tonnes of grain and oil-bearing crops left,” Shmyhal said.
The second challenge, he said, is to preserve the new harvest.