Ukraine has 30 percent of the world’s black soil resources, and this is an enormously positive starting point. Agriculture will continue to be one of the key drivers of the economy…Focusing solely on large-scale producers would be a mistake. What would happen to rural areas? If we have only large-scale farmers, we’ll have deserted rural towns, unemployment, and out-migration. Support to smallholders is an important strategy for maintaining life in rural areas.
IFC is to boost agricultural sector of Ukraine in spite of macroeconomic crisis.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is ready to maintain the amount of investment in Ukraine’s agriculture in 2016 and inject about 200 million in the country’s agrarian projects, according to head of IFC’s operations in Ukraine Elena Voloshina.
During the first six months of 2016 value of capital investment in agriculture has increased to 17 billion USD, which is in 73.8% higher than last year. During this period of time, investments in the agricultural sector are supposed to be the largest among the others economic sectors in Ukraine.
EBRD boosts investment in Ukrainian food and agriculture Agriculture is a shining light in an otherwise challenging economic landscape in Ukraine, according to EBRD which staged a conference in London on September 15 together with Ukraine’s Ministry of Agriculture, where international investors, government representatives and leading agribusiness companies from Ukraine discussed how they could bring even more investment in the country’s agriculture sector.MORE
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will increase its investment in Ukraine’s agricultural sector to about 218 million U.S. dollars this year. The amount of the investment represents a rise of 12.5 percent from that of last year, said Anton Usov, the London-based EBRD’s senior advisor for external affairs, in an interview published Wednesday in the “Agropolit” newspaper. MOREMORE
“Limited access to financing is a major problem for the Ukrainian agricultural producers in the current year. For IFC supporting of agribusiness across the whole chain of production is the main focus of our work in Ukraine. Just last year, we invested more than $ 300 million in agribusiness projects. MOREMORE
Chinese investors are interested in expanding exports of Ukrainian agro products and investment in Ukrainian agriculture, logistics and port projects related to the new “Silk Road”,-Chairman of China National Machinery Industry Corp (SINOMACH) Mr Sun emphasized during a meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk. MOREMORE
Today small and medium-sized companies actually cannot obtain bank loans. Forward grain purchase program of Grano Trade became a good alternative to bank loans for our company. Participation in Spring Forward program of Grano Trade allowed us to conduct sowing campaign and pay for fuel and rent of agricultural machinery. MOREMORE