On May 21, an official meeting of the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Ukraine, Alisher Abdualiyev, with the head of the Ukrainian Stock Breeders Association Iryna Palamar was held, Ukrinform reported.
The sides discussed issues of establishing mutually beneficial partnership relations between Ukraine and Uzbekistan in the direction of developing the number of cattle.
Today in Ukraine there is a decrease in the number of cattle. Only in the past year its amount decreased by 1.5%. In total, over the whole period of Ukraine's existence, the number of cattle decreased almost 7-fold.
At the same time, Uzbekistan over the past 15 years has demonstrated the most significant growth in milk production in the entire post-Soviet space - more than 2 times. And this despite the fact that Uzbekistan uses more outdated production technologies than those used in Ukraine.
"Such an imbalance is a clear indication of the state's attitude to its agro-industrial complex, Iryna Palamar, head of the Ukrainian Stock Breeders Association said. - In Uzbekistan, unlike Ukraine, the state creates favorable conditions for cattle producers, including a balanced tax policy and preferential terms obtaining loans, and a favorable investment climate. But our Uzbek partners are interested in purchasing a breeding stock of cows from Ukrainian enterprises. We are using more modern European technologies; therefore, our association will share its knowledge and experience of their implementation with our Uzbek colleagues".
As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached to create an educational program for Ukrainian and Uzbek specialists, where they will be able to exchange experience in the development of technology, veterinary medicine, genetics, stock building and the like. Also, the Ukrainian Stock Breeders Association will facilitate the supply of breeding stock of cattle from Ukrainian enterprises to Uzbekistan for the development of breeding business in this country.
"I hope that the Uzbek experience in increasing the number of livestock will help save this industry in Ukraine," Iryna Palamar said.