EU to support Ukraine in implementing Strategy of Agriculture Development
OREANDA-NEWS. February 11, 2016. As Oleksii Pavlenko, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, stressed during a meeting with representatives of the EU in Ukraine, the European Union and the international partners were ready to provide comprehensive support to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine in the implementation of the Unified Comprehensive Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development in Ukraine for 2020.
“Our European partners have appreciated the results of joint work of Ukraine and the international partners, which resulted in the development of the strategy. The next phase of the cooperation would be the implementation of the joint project with the EU “Support to agricultural and food policy implementation”, the Minister stressed.
The main goal of the project is strengthening of the Ministry’s of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine potential in the implementation of the Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development under the commitment taken by Ukraine in the framework of the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.
According to the Minister, the strategy is an effective road map to reform the agricultural sector of Ukraine. The strategy outlines the top priorities and long-term measures and expected results, including a detailed action plan. The main goal of the project is the improved competitiveness of Ukrainian agriculture and promoting of rural areas development based on the EU and international standards.