During the Global Forum on Food and Agriculture, held in Berlin on January 18-21, a number of meetings of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy with the heads of agrarian departments of foreign countries took place, within the framework of which the issues of deepening cooperation in the livestock, fish and forest industries were discussed.
During the meeting of the First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Maksym Martyniuk with the Minister of Agriculture of Lithuania Mr. Bronius Märkuskas and his Deputy Mr. Rolandas Taraskevičius, the main areas of cooperation, in particular, in animal husbandry, development of rural areas, fisheries and land relations were discussed.
"One of the important issues for Ukraine is the development of farming and cooperation. We are ready to use the successful international experience. We strive to stimulate our farmers to create cooperatives, teach them effective business models that can significantly improve the profitability of their activities and the industry as a whole, " comments the First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Maksym Martyniuk.
The result of the meeting with the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia, Mr. Janis Duklavs, was the signing of the Ukraine-Latvia bilateral cooperation program in the agro-industrial complex for 2018-2019.
"This Program covers important areas of cooperation in the field of veterinary and phytosanitary, fisheries and forestry, research cooperation, rural development and green tourism, as well as regional cooperation," says the First Deputy Minister.
The Minister for Rural Affairs of Estonia, Mr. Tarmo Tamm, discussed issues in the context of reforming the fisheries management system in Ukraine and the proper introduction of an electronic management system in Ukraine.
In addition, during the meeting, the Estonian side offered consultative support for the development of the livestock sector and the solution of the problem of ASF, small farming, and the development of the digital economy.
As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached in the near future to develop and prepare for signing an inter-agency Action Plan on strengthening cooperation for the period 2018-2023, the project of which was transferred by the Estonian side.
"We will deepen our dialogue not only in the consultative and expert field, but also to increase the indicators of bilateral trade in agricultural and food products," says Maksym Martyniuk.