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Belarus working on agricultural business development program

The state program on the development of agricultural business in Belarus until 2020 was reviewed February 2 at the Government. Now the country has more than four thousand dairy farms. Almost 40% of them are equipped with modern facilities and milking robots. Belarus is also constantly modernizing pig and poultry farms.

In five years there should not be a single loss-making enterprise in agriculture, the government said. In 2015, the export of Belarusian agricultural products amounted to more than $4 billion.

Andrei Kobyakov, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
The volume of agricultural production per capita in Belarus corresponds to the level of the developed countries and in many respects production figures are higher than those of the Eurasian Economic Union. The state program for the years 2016-2020 should take into account economically viable volumes of agricultural production considering the needs of the domestic market and effective export.

Leonid Zayats, Agriculture and Food Minister of Belarus:
There should be not a single loss-making enterprise in Belarus by 2020. We need to improve the profitability of sales, bring it to at least 10%. And, of course, we need to improve work motivation in the agricultural sector.

Belarus working on agricultural business development program