With 60 million tons of crops harvested, Ukraine has enough food for 2023, says PM

31 December 2022, 11:55 AM
For more than 10 months, 80 billion hryvnias were issued to 38 thousand of our farmers (Photo:Landlord)

For more than 10 months, 80 billion hryvnias were issued to 38 thousand of our farmers (Photo:Landlord)

Ukraine has enough stocks of food to see it through the next year, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said during a government meeting on Dec. 30.

During the sowing campaign, more than 60 million tons of crops were harvested, the prime minister said.

Shmyhal noted that in more than 10 months, 38,000 Ukrainian farmers had received government support worth UAH 80 billion ($2.2 billion).

"We helped to conduct the most difficult sowing campaign in the history of Ukraine on time,” the prime minister said.

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“Thanks to this, more than 60 million tons of harvest have already been collected. And Ukraine has definitely provided itself with food for the next year.”

Shmyhal added that thanks to the "grain initiative," 15 million tons of products were exported, and a further 10 million tons through the Danube ports.

He was referring to a deal hammered out with the United Nations and Turkey that lifted a Russian naval blockade of three of Ukraine’s ports, allowing exports of Ukrainian crops to resume.

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