Gross production of potatoes in 2020 is expected to reach 20 million tons, vegetables - at the level of 9 million tons against 20,3 million tons and 9,7 million tons, respectively, in 2019 (data from the State Statistics Service).
This is reported by the portal "Economic Truth", quoting the words of the Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine Taras Vysotsky.
Two concepts of the Ministry of Economy have been submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers for consideration: the concept of the industrial potato development program for 2021-2025 and the concept of vegetable growing until 2025, which will subsequently be submitted to a government meeting.
Also, during the meeting of the working group on the development of potato and vegetable growing on Tuesday, the possibility of introducing a pilot project on irrigation for field potato planting in Chernihiv region was discussed.
“In 2021, it is planned to introduce state financial support for the installation of drip irrigation systems and the purchase of materials necessary for such work. A separate program will also be introduced to support the potato growing industry in Ukraine, ”Vysotsky wrote.