Agrarian Policy Ministry: Ukraine has sufficient food reserves

Agrarian Policy Ministry: Ukraine has sufficient food reserves

Ukraine’s production is five times as much as its domestic consumption, so we have sufficient food reserves.

Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Vysotsky made a relevant statement, Ukrinform reports with reference to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy.

According to him, even if production stops, Ukraine now has a large stock of everything it needs because "we are exporters, and exports have stopped."

"For example, wheat. Ukraine consumes 8 million tonnes a year. We now have about 6 million tonnes. And in the summer we will harvest winter crops. We have a two-year supply of corn. We consume 7 million tonnes, and we now have 15 million tonnes. We have sunflower oil for another 5 years. We have sugar stock for a year and a half," Vysotsky said.

He also noted that this year's sowing was the most difficult in the history of independent Ukraine as it would begin later, given the long winter. In the southern regions, it is expected to begin in about a week; throughout Ukraine – after April 10.

"A week ago, we announced a solution. In a fairly simple online form, each farmer can submit to the Ministry the actual state of preparation for sowing and indicate the needs they have. We help contact a supplier of relevant resources. We encourage everyone to join this initiative. It will help coordinate," Vysotsky added.

As reported, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food allowed the use of agricultural machinery during martial law without registration.

The war against Russian invaders has been going on in Ukraine since February 24.


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