Agrarian Ministry projects buckwheat harvest in Ukraine at 100 thou. t

In the crop year 2021, buckwheat production in Ukraine is projected by the Agrarian Ministry at 100 thou. t. As per preliminary data, exports of this crop may reach 7 thou. tons, imports 25 thou. t, ending stocks at 15 thou. t.

The Ministry officials remind about the project of state support for the production of cereals developed by order of the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Roman Leshchenko. The project refers to the "Procedure for the use of funds provided in the state budget for state support of agricultural producers by allocating budgetary subsidies per unit of cultivated land."

After regional commissions and the Agrarian Ministry process the materials and receive the budget funds, the structural subdivisions of region state administrations send them to the current accounts of recipients. In 2021, UAH 50 mln are allocated for this purpose.

So far, the procedure has been sent to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval. It is planned to extend this practice next year as well.

The estimated area of buckwheat planting in Ukraine is 79.6 thou. ha.

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