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20.06.2017

Minsk holds FAO forum
Minsk holds FAO forum To get over hunger on Earth. Being one of the leaders in the agriculture on the continent, Belarus is today at the centre of attention of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Scientists from 15 European and Central Asian countries gathered in Minsk. The experts of the organization are sure that Belarus’ experience will be useful for achieving sustainable aims of a civilization’s development. Walnuts now grow in the south of Belarus.

14.06.2017

Belarus' Amkador-Semash: We will produce world-class agricultural machinery
Belarus' Amkador-Semash: We will produce world-class agricultural machinery One of the leading Belarusian enterprises for the production of machinery has presented its new holding company. Amkodor-Semash focuses on vehicles and units for agricultural producers. Today the holding company produces more than 700 different products. The main task is to master the production of the whole range of agricultural machinery.  The new plant is located in Dzerzhinsk (Dzyarzhynsk) and currently employs 80 people.

13.06.2017

How Africans live in Belarus
African catfish farming in Belarus Western countries draw forces to the borders of Russia and Belarus, but at the same time receive deadly blows in the back. It would be worth paying attention to security in their own countries, considering the flows of illegal migrants from Asia and Africa. However, Africans are not that scary as the news often tells us. Our correspondent Anastasia Benedysyuk met with Africans who came to Belarus not for free social benefits but to work and earn money.

12.06.2017

Why does Belarus buy potatoes from abroad and what should be done with it?
Why does Belarus buy potatoes from abroad and what should be done with it? It is not only trolleybuses that Belarus sells to Serbia and it is not only the taste of Belarusian sausage and bread the Serbians know. The title product of Belarus is potatoes. The demand on this product has increased lately and it led to depletion to storage houses. Vladimir Radevich, head of a farm household:As many as 6,00 were here, 95% were eaten by the Uzbeks.
Best cow of Belarus 2017: Medunichka and her owner Nikolay Golovko
Best cow chosen in Belarus The best cow of Belarus was chosen in the Minsk region on June 8. The jury assessed the beauties of the field by several criteria. Traditionally, 24 cows from all over Belarus took part in the competition - four from each of the six regions. The larger the cow, the better the quality of milk. The average weight of 'contestants' is 600-700 kilograms. Yulia Yurchik, livestock breeder of a production cooperative:Healthy cows give good quality milk, which is stored longer and processed easier.

09.06.2017

Pakistan might buy Belarusian agricultural technologies
Pakistan might buy Belarusian agricultural technologies Belarus will export bay food to Pakistan in 2017 worth one million dollars. The plans were discussed at the meeting with the delegation from Islamabad in Minsk. Pakistan is interested in establishing joint food processing plants and in buying Belarusian agricultural equipment. The partners are interested in the experience of Belarusian agrarians and the level of mechanization.

07.06.2017

Foreign guests about Belagro 2017 and Belarus' agricultural potential
Foreign guests about Belagro 2017 and Belarus' agricultural potential The agricultural exhibition Belagro 2017 has opened near Minsk. Taking part in the exhibition this year are 500 representatives from 25 countries. The best companies present technical innovations and progressive food products. 

06.06.2017

BelAGRO 2017 agricultural exhibition opens in Minsk region June 6
BelAGRO 2017 agricultural exhibition opens in Minsk region June 6 More than three hundred kinds of agricultural equipment, a cow with a nickname Pchelka (Bee) and ecologically clean products will be preseted at the exhibition BelAgro 2017, which opens on June 6 in the Minsk region. Hundreds of companies will present technical innovations and food products, as well as the latest varieties of garden crops at one the largest agricultural forums in Eastern Europe.

27.05.2017

Minselkhozprod: Belarus intends minimizing antibiotics usage in veterinary
Minselkhozprod: Belarus intends minimizing antibiotics usage in veterinary Belarus intends bringing down to a minimum the usage of antibiotics in veterinary. It was reported by Minskslkhoznadzor on May 26, 2017. Belarus has a list of medical drugs which are prohibited for animal use and the sector is under special control as a whole.

22.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about Orsha district development
Alexander Lukashenko about Orsha district development Orsha district was at the center of attention during Alexander Lukashenko’s working meeting. President Lukashenko opened the question of development in this area many times before. The establishment of a strong agroholding in Kopys and modernization of Orsha instrument plant are among the assignments.

21.05.2017

Belarusian gold: How milk from cow udder reaches consumers?
Belarusian gold: How milk from cow udder reaches consumers? On May 19, Rosselkhoznadzor sanitary watchdog again imposed a ban on the import of dairy products from Belarus. Famous enterprises are included in the restriction list. Belarus now has to seek alternative markets for the sale of these strategic product. Belarus today is in the top five world leaders in milk sales (together with the European Union, New Zealand, the USA and Australia). The demand for this product in the world is growing thanks to Asia. Indonesia and China have been taught to drink milk. This is their answer for tea.

18.05.2017

Agricultural machinery assembly plant to be opened in Tajikistan
Agricultural machinery assembly plant to be opened in Tajikistan A Belarusian agricultural machinery assembly plant will be opened in Tajikistan. The work on building industrial sites is in process. The progress of the project implementation was discussed by the two sides on May 18, 2017 in Minsk. Tajikistan is actively developing agriculture today. The opening of a joint plant on the territory of Tajikistan will help to shut the internal demand for agricultural machinery.

28.04.2017

Slovak investors plan to invest 130 million euros in agriculture in Vitebsk region
Slovak investors plan to invest 130 million euros in agriculture in Vitebsk region Slovak investors plan to invest EUR 130 million in the development of agriculture in the Vitebsk region. The list of joint projects includes the construction of a plant for waste treatment and production of medicines. On April 27, the prime ministers of the two countries discussed the economic component of cooperation. The head of the Belarusian government is now in Bratislava. Andrei Kobyakov also expressed confidence that Slovakia will assist in the development of cooperation with the EU.

17.04.2017

Modernization of wood industry: Rechitsadrev example
Modernization of wood industry: Rechitsadrev example Big politics must not overshadow domestic issues... President Lukashenko understands this and every working visit to Belarusian regions is filled with economic issues and communication with people, in which not only global topics but also local issues are raised. The working trip of the head of state to the Gomel region was not an exception. Ekaterina Zhilyanina reports.

11.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: We will liberate business initiative completely
Alexander Lukashenko: We will liberate business initiative completely Drastic decisions concerning business liberation are expected in Belarus. A set of important statements was made by Belarus President during his working visit to Gomel region, where he talked to the employees of JSC “Rechitsadrev”. At the plant Alexander Lukashenko got acquainted with the modernization process. Essentially, a unique production was established in the district center, new working places were created. As Alexander Lukashenko emphasized, everyone in Belarus will be given the opportunity to earn money from this time onwards.
President praises agricultural practices of Gomel region
President praises agricultural practices of Gomel region The agricultural practices of the Gomel region should become an example for the whole country, said the President of Belarus on April 11. Alexander Lukashenko's working trip to the region began on the fields of the Istok farm in the Rechitsa district. In the Gomel region, half of the areas have been tilled. Corn sowing has started. The unprecedented early terms are due to the weather. Belarus does not have problems with fuel and nitrogen fertilizers. At the same time, the head of state urged the agrarians to discipline and asked to save resources.

09.04.2017

Belarusian sportsmen take part in Forest Week 2017 campaign
Belarusian sportsmen take part in Forest Week 2017 campaign Olympic trees will give roots in Smolevichy district. Eminent Belarusian sportsmen planted them by taking part in Forest Week 2017 campaign. As many as 50 Belarusian athletes devoted a couple of hours of their time to labor, rather than their training. The result will be seen in a couple of decades. The trees were planted on a cleared territory after the 2016 hurricane, where the wind toppled over some hectares of 100-year-old trees.

06.04.2017

the Colorado beetle
Belarusian scientists develop insecticide against Colorado beetles and other pests According to statistics, Belarus leads in terms of potato consumption per capita.This root crop is cooked, fried, baked… But if you want to reap a good harvest, you have to fight the main enemy – the Colorado beetle. Summer residents fight against striped pests in different ways: spray plants with pheromones, extracts from onions and garlic or poisonous chemicals. Unfortunately, the result is not always positive.

05.04.2017

Dairy breeding modernization makes profession of milkmaid more attractive
Dairy breeding modernization makes profession of milkmaid more attractive Brest region held a competition of pipe-line milking operators. This region is today’s leader in annual average milk yield. Nadezhda Minchuk,from Ivatsevichy, learned how to milk a cow when she was only eight. People could only dream of the automatization of this process. Then she brought up five children and was warder the Order of Mother. However, she always wanted to return back to her home. Besides her favorite job, she is bringing up seven grandchildren and she even writes poems.
Belarusian scientists develop about 70 new forms of fertilizers
Belarusian scientists develop about 70 new forms of fertilizers Belarusian scientists have developed about 70 new forms of fertilizers. They can be used for all crops which are cultivated in the country. Feeding increases soil fertility. By the way, it has increased in the last eight years, and it makes the harvest more resistant to weather changes. The aim of all these measures is to harvest as much as possible from each hectare of land.
2.5m hectares for 2017 sowing season
2.5m hectares for 2017 sowing season Belarusian scientists developed about 70 new kinds of fertilizers. They can be used for all the crops which are cultivated in Belarus. Fertilization increases the crop-producing power of land. By the way, in the last eight years it increased and made the harvest more resistant to weather changes. All the measures are directed at colleting the maximum amount of harvest from one hectare of land.
Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes
Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes Belarus and Russia have resolved all outstanding issues in the bilateral relations. This became known after the talks between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. The Presidents discussed a wide range of topics: from agricultural policy to the international agenda. There is an agreement that Russia will refinance the debt of Belarus. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation:We agreed that we would resolve all our disputes in the oil and gas sector. Actually, it's better to say we have already resolved them.

27.03.2017

Genetics in Belarus: progress in medicine and agriculture
Genetics in Belarus: progress in medicine and agriculture Belarusian genetic scientists are capturing new areas of research. The developments of the National Centre for Genomic Biotechnology are successfully used in the agricultural sector. For instance, animal DNA passports were created, and the center is actively working in the medical and sports genetics sectors. Besides all that, Belarusian scientists are capturing another interesting area. They will soon be conducting genetic tests on a person’s stress tolerance.

26.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: I cannot allow the Ukrainian scenario repeat in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: I cannot allow the Ukrainian scenario repeat in Belarus During his working trip to Grodno region Alexander Lukashenko spoke about different political forces trying to disjoin Belarusians. President Lukashenko got acquainted with the spring sowing season with the reconstruction of Minsk-Grodno motorway, with the technologies of poultry refinery and also made some very important statements.

25.03.2017

Belarus President meets with Lithuanian investor in Belarus' poultry industry
Belarus President meets with Lithuanian investor in Belarus' poultry industry Help people find jobs and provide decent wages were the main instructions the Belarus President gave on March 24 during his working trip to the Grodno region. The Head of State also spoke about

15.03.2017

Belarusian bison: How they are resettled
How does Belarus develop its bison population? Mighty bison were on the verge of going extinct in the early 20th century. However, scientists managed to revive the species. Poland gave 10 bison to Białowieża Forest in 1946. The bison population has increased with the course of time. Belarus has nine bison populations in Volozhinsky experimental timber enterprise, Osipovichesky experimental forest holding, Pripyat National Park, and Polesye state Radiation-ecological Reserve.

22.02.2017

Unique Belarusian agricultural equipment
Unique Belarusian agricultural equipment New and unique agricultural equipment has been presented in Shuchin district, Belarus. This equipment was designed in Belarus and has no parallel among former Soviet countries. The equipment will be tried out during the first month of the 2017 planting season. Farms and agroservices are actively preparing for the beginning of field works. Grodno region

20.02.2017

Not exotics anymore: agricultural development in Belarus
Not exotics anymore: agricultural development in Belarus There is no wonder that Belarusian fruits and vegetables are in favor not only in Belarus itself, but also in neighboring countries. Belarusian tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, beetroots, apples and pears are as good as imported ones, sometimes even better. This success became possible thanks to the progress of Belarusian scientists in agriculture. The Institute for Vegetable Growing is creating new heavy-productive varieties and hybrids of vegetable crops.

17.02.2017

Lithuanians visiting Minsk region to get familiar with Belarus' agribusiness
Lithuanians visiting Minsk region to get familiar with Belarus' agribusiness Lithuanian farmers are getting familiar with the development of Belarusian agribusiness. This is the first such experience. The European delegation has come to Minsk Region for two days to share experience and possibly reach new agreements. The guests visited one of the leading farms near Minsk. There, the Lithuanians got familiar with innovative the approaches that farmers of the Minsk region use.

10.02.2017

Public-private partnership in agriculture: decent salaries and good working conditions
Public-private partnership in agriculture: decent salaries and good working conditions These days business supports the agricultural sector in Belarus. Thus, the principle of public-private partnership is being implemented in practice. According to experts, it is one of the best ways of mutually beneficial cooperation today. Private companies are investing money, and in return, they receive the most favorable conditions. This is a worldwide practice. Here is the concrete example of this cooperation. There are about 7,000 cows here, and the employees get the salary 150 rubles higher than the average in the district.

30.01.2017

Belarus and Egypt to establish joint greenhouses
Belarus and Egypt to establish joint greenhouses Joint greenhouses is one of the most promising projects of Belarusian-Egyptian cooperation. Representatives of the government and business circles of the Arab Republic visited Belarus towns Orsha and Vitebsk January 30. Representatives of Egypt are primarily interested in the agricultural sector and food production. The guests asked a lot about technology of cultivation of vegetables and ornamental plants in our greenhouses. They also admired the production of canned meat for children.

27.01.2017

Alexander Lukashenko instructs to tighten control over woodworking industry
Alexander Lukashenko instructs to tighten control over woodworking industry The President of Belarus has stressed that the supervision of the woodworking industry must be strengthened. Billions of dollars are invested in this industry in Belarus. Unfortunately, the efficiency is not yet in line with expectations. The State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus must focus on unfinished projects of modernization.

15.12.2016

Azerbaijan's economy minister: We are interested in industrial cooperation
Azerbaijan's economy minister: We are interested in industrial cooperation Belarus and Azerbaijan are discussing ways to expand cooperation in industry, health and agriculture. A delegation that includes members of the government and businessmen has arrived in Minsk from Azerbaijan. The main goal is to increase trade turnover between the two countries to $700 million. The current visit of the business circles of Azerbaijan will be a step towards the implementation of the arrangements achieved by the two heads of state.

05.12.2016

Nikolai Radoman, chairman of the agro-industrial company Agrokombinat Snov
Agrokombinat Snov chairman Nikolai Radoman about his job, life principles and awards Nikolai Radoman is holder of the Order of Homeland (3rd Degree), Senator, Honored Worker of Agriculture and Person of the Year of Minsk Oblast. He has hundreds of diplomas and awards. Nikolai Radoman, holder of the Order of Homeland 3rd Degree, chairman of the agro-industrial company Agrokombinat Snov:The Order of Homeland is Alexander Lukashenko’s assessment of our staff’s work. I try to be a fair leader. I guess working environment is extremely importa

24.11.2016

Profitability of Belarusian agricultural exports exceeds 20%
Belarus to introduce law on organic products in 2017 Return on sales of Belarusian agricultural products to foreign markets exceeds 20%. For example, a ton of beef gives profits of almost $750, a ton of cheese about $1,300, according to Minister of Agriculture and Food Leonid Zayats.

18.11.2016

Belarus overhauling collective state farms
Belarus overhauling collective state farms Agriculture should be given the opportunity to work properly, said the Belarus President during the meeting on the reorganization of collective farms on November 18. This issue was raised long ago. Existing statutes are not in harmony with the provisions of the Civil Code. All farms need to be converted into a new organizational and legal form by 31 December. However, such innovations have caused a lot of disputes. “Will it hurt peasants?” asked the President.

13.11.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about agriculture and development of agrotowns
Belarus President concerned about agrotowns development The President of Belarus demands to increase the level of the development of agrotowns in Belarus. On November 12, the president visited the Mogilev region and held a meeting on the development of agrotowns in the Orsha and Shklov districts. In particular, they discussed proposals for further improvement of the production sector of several agricultural towns of the Shklov district with the creation of complex integrated structure based on local enterprises.

12.11.2016

Belarus’ President holds meeting on development of agrotowns in Orsha and Shklov districts
Belarus’ President holds meeting on development of agrotowns in Orsha and Shklov districts The President of Belarus demands to increase the level of the development of agrotowns in Belarus. On November 12, the president visited the Mogilev region and held a meeting on the development of agrotowns in the Orsha and Shklov districts. In particular, they discussed proposals for further improvement of the production sector of several agricultural towns of the Shklov district with the creation of complex integrated structure based on local enterprises.

08.11.2016

Sergey Rukshta, hunter
Fur animal hunting season opens in Belarus On November 5, fur animal hunting season started in Belarus. What animals can you hunt and how much does it cost? Correspondent Olga Petrashevskaya has details. Vitaly Mikulenok, hound dog expert:A hare can lead you anywhere trying to run away: to a farm, down the road or to another village. From November 5, hunters will take with them their favorite dogs that have already passed the so-called hare search exam.

31.10.2016

Qatar is pearl of Persian Gulf: Alexander Lukashenko on official visit to Middle East
Belarus President makes official visit to Qatar, pearl of Persian Gulf The President of Belarus went to the Middle East region. He is going visit two countries, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. That’s the third visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Qatar. It is a country with ancient history.  Even Before the Common Era, inhabitants of this territory were mediating in trade of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece with India. Thus, they clearly understand economic language. One more important fact is that Qatar is a large oil and gas producer as well as the UAE. And Belarus is interested in it.

21.10.2016

Oyster mushrooms cultivated in Belarus under auspices of EU and UN
Oyster mushrooms cultivated in Belarus under auspices of EU and UN A project on growing oyster mushrooms is being underway under the auspices of the EU and the UN in the Kletsk district of Belarus. The author is a local center of social service.  Employees of the organization are cultivating mushrooms in the so-called incubators. In order for the harvest to ripe, one needs only about two months.  The first batch of oyster mushrooms has already been collected and sent for sale.

15.10.2016

Andrei Kobyakov’s working visit: examples of industrial recovery
Andrei Kobyakov’s working visit: examples of industrial recovery The agricultural industry of Belarus is expecting a financial recovery. A number of the President’s decrees include precise measures. Ministries, banks and agricultural enterprises are working hard on that matter. On October 14, the situation in the Gomel district was reviewed on a particular example. The development of joint enterprise Mikhailovskoye-Agro is slowed down because of its old debts. Annually, the enterprise pays back about 1 billion rubles. The terms of the debt payment will be changed after December 1.

12.10.2016

Embroidery on wood in Belarus (photos) Students and teachers of one of local schools in the Brest district have begun reviving an unusual craft. In the village of Vialikija Radvaničy, schoolchildren make embroideries on... wood. The central theme of the patterns is Belarusian ornament. Everything is made of wood without any fabric. Among wooden items are spoons, plates, boxes, and even clocks. This craft was once considered the pinnacle of needlework. Craftsmen handed down secrets of their skills from generation to generation.

30.09.2016

Agriculture of Belarus: problems and achievements
Agriculture of Belarus: problems and achievements Last week, the Rosselkhoznadzor sanitary watchdog of Russia introduced restrictions on the import of Belarusian products of several enterprises. For many years, aid to agriculture has been one of the main items of the budget's expenditures. The agro-industrial complex of Belarus has received about $40 billion. Food security problem has long been solved in Belarus. Moreover, each year revenues from food exports increase. It is several billion dollars annually. But the flip side of this process is that agricultural enterprises have got accustomed to sitting on state subsidies.

20.09.2016

Belarus’ President instructed to provide farmers with necessary conditions to sell their products
Belarus’ President instructed to provide farmers with necessary conditions to sell their products President Alexander Lukashenko has instructed to provide farmers with all the conditions necessary to sell their products. The Head of State said it, when listening to  the report of Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy and Minister of Agriculture and Food Leonid Zayats. The officials reported on the financial status of agriculture, the results of the harvesting campaign and its technical support. The President stressed that farmers should be given every opportunity in order to enable them to sell their products, thereby satisfying the demand of the population.

19.09.2016

How to grow watermelons in Belarus and why Belarusian fruits and vegetables are healthy
How to grow watermelons in Belarus and why Belarusian fruits and vegetables are healthy Belarusian lands are famous for potatoes, but soon they can get famous because of watermelons. It appeared that anything can grow in Belarus. The thing is that watermelons were growing in Belarus in the 40-50s of the 20th century. Today, we started to do it again. By the way, according to the biochemical analysis, Belarusian watermelons contain 1-2% of sugar more than watermelons from Astrakhan. The thing is that Belarus receives watermelons that are not ripe, because it would impossible to transport ripe watermelons.

28.08.2016

Harvesting campaign 2016: it’s like on sports field
Harvesting campaign 2016 in Belarus: it’s like on sports field Today, we will start with the results on the fields that feed us. If 9 medals at the Olympics are not the best results, 9 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus in 2016 are enough to cover the requirements. The harvesting campaign never rests. Saturday harvesting news from our correspondent Ilona Volynets. Did you hear that sound? This is the ringing of fields being harvested.

25.08.2016

Belarus planning to harvest 9 million tons of grain in 2016
Belarus planning to harvest 9 million tons of grain in 2016 Belarus is planning to collect 9 million tons of grain in 2016. This is more than in the past year. This figure was voiced by the agricultural department of the country.

22.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko demands to improve discipline at enterprises: results of working visit to Brest region
Alexander Lukashenko demands to improve discipline at enterprises: results of working visit to Brest region This week Alexander Lukashenko made a working visit to the Brest region. The head of state visited a number of enterprises in the region, and draw attention to a number of shortcomings in agricultural service stations.  The President instructed to restore the system of agricultural services. Alexander Lukashenko was making unannounced visits to enterprises and farms that were far from the best. The aim of these visits is to make people do their job more efficiently.

21.08.2016

Bank of genetic resources of agricultural and forest plants established in Belarus
Bank of genetic resources of agricultural and forest plants established in Belarus A unique bank of genetic resources of agricultural and forest plants was established in Belarus. The national food security became the main topic of the work that claims to get one of the state awards in the sphere of science and technology. There are nine such projects in total. Only three projects will make it to the final. The project should have different themes. Economic potential and efficiency will be the main criteria.

16.08.2016

Belarus' President promises to constantly monitor KPI of regions
Belarus' President promises to constantly monitor KPI of regions August 15, a meeting was held in the Malorita district dedicated to the socio-economic development of the Brest region. President Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the new format of his working visits to the country's regions. It will now change, which is due to the intention of the head of state to examine the situation on the ground closely, to see the problems and compare it with the available information on other regions. The Malorita district is among the laggards in terms of a variety of positions.

15.08.2016

District agricultural service stations to be restored in all Belarus' regions
District agricultural service stations to be restored in all Belarus' regions Working trips by the Belarus President will be carried out in a new format. On August 15, the head of state announced approaches that will now be used when visiting regions. Alexander Lukashenko was in the Brest region today. Here the head of state visited a number of enterprises. The President instructed to restore district agricultural service stations in all regions of Belarus.
Turkey to invest in Belarus' Grodno region
Turkey to invest in Belarus' Grodno region Last week, the Belarus President continued his working trip to the country's regions. This time the focus was on the Grodno region. The visit revealed a number of problems, from restoration of order at enterprises to personnel policy. 

05.08.2016

Belarus may liberalize agricultural farmsteads legislation
Belarus may liberalize agricultural farmsteads legislation Vitebsk region is often called "paradise for tourists." The Braslav area is rightfully called the pearl of tourism in Belarus. It is in this area where a record number of farmsteads are located. Not surprisingly, during the President's working trip to that region, there was a lot of talk about the development of rural tourism. Alexander Lukashenko visited one of the tourist enterprises of the northern region. A serious investment project started as a small family business, but today on the shores of Lake Snudy is a full-fledged tourist complex.
President inspects harvesting in Minsk and Vitebsk regions from helicopter
President inspects harvesting in Minsk and Vitebsk regions from helicopter Alexander Lukashenko inspected the efforts of rural workers on August 3 from a helicopter, said the press secretary of the head of state.  The Minsk region has overcame a 1 million ton mark in grain harvesting. More than half of the areas has been cropped. It is not surprising that the head of state paid special attention to the central region. Alexander Lukashenko inspected the north-western regions: Miadziel, Vileika, partially Maladziachna and Lahoisk. These regions have always been considered among the most complex in agricultural terms.

04.08.2016

Vitebsk region needs to be tidied up, Belarus President says
Vitebsk region needs to be tidied up, Belarus President says The Vitebsk region needs to be put in order, demanded the President on August 4 during a visit to the agricultural production cooperative Mayak Braslavsky. Alexander Lukashenko is making a working trip to the Vitebsk region today. The President stressed that in no case can territories be littered or let remain untidy, everything must be order. In addition the Vitebsk region authorities must make clear decisions on the agricultural specialization in every district of the Vitebsk region.
Alexander Lukashenko on working trip to Vitebsk region August 4
Alexander Lukashenko on working trip to Vitebsk region August 4 Alexander Lukashenko is making a working trip to the Vitebsk region today. In the center of attention of the President is the development of agriculture, in particular the new agricultural technologies. The northernmost region of the country is always given special attention. It requires special technology and approaches, said the President. 

29.07.2016

Belarus President proposes to establish holding company based on Tsnyanskie Ecological Products farm
Belarus President proposes to establish holding company based on Tsnyanskie Ecological Products farm 30% of the grain has already been harvested, with the yield being two centners higher than in 2015. On July 29, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko was reported on the harvesting campaign in the Minsk region. The head of state was shown promising agricultural machinery. One of these new products is the Borisov-made baler collecting straw and hay into neat bundles. It increases quality and reduces labor costs and losses. 20% of the vehicle's components are Belarusian. In the future, half of this vehicle will consist of Belarusian parts.
President Lukashenko inspecting harvesting campaign in Belarus
President Lukashenko inspecting harvesting campaign in Belarus 30% of the grain has already been harvested, while the yield is 2 centners higher than in 2015. On July 29, the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko was reported on the harvesting campaign in the Minsk region. The head of state was shown promising agricultural machinery. One of these new products is the Borisov-made baler collecting straw and hay into neat bundles. It increases quality and reduces labor costs and losses. 20% of the vehicle's components are Belarusian. In the future, half of this vehicle will consist of Belarusian parts.
Alexander Lukashenko to get acquainted with work of Belarusian farms
Alexander Lukashenko to get acquainted with work of Belarusian farms President of Belarus is going to pay a working visit to Minsk Region on 29 July. Alexander Lukashenko will get familiar with the development of the country's farms. It is planned that in Logoisk district the head of state will visit the company Tsnyanskie Ecological Products, which specializes in the cultivation of potatoes and cereals. The farm uses modern technology of storage and processing of root crops which allows successfully selling products in domestic and foreign markets.

26.07.2016

Old apiculture technology in Belarus' Polesie
Old apiculture technology in Belarus' Polesie In Polesie, southern Belarus, honey is extracted according to an old technology - from special blocks. Mikhail Potapchuk is a beekeeper in the third generation. He inherited bee blocks from his father and even his grandfather. This one, for example, is about 200 years. Such wooden blocks were used by our ancestors, who placed them high in a tree, away from bears. It takes over a month of hard labor to create one such block.

22.07.2016

Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss agricultural cooperation
Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss agricultural cooperation Cooperation of Eurasian Economic Union partners - Belarus and Kazakhstan - was discussed in Gomel July 21. Despite the recently decreased trade turnover the two states have the necessary potential for restoring the bilateral trade.
Alexander Lukashenko to make working trip to Mogilev region on July 22
Alexander Lukashenko to make working trip to Mogilev region on July 22 The President of Belarus on July 22 will make a working trip to the Mogilev region. The Head of State will be briefed on the implementation of instructions on socio-economic development of the region and improvement of the regional center.  

20.07.2016

Belarus President expresses interest in cooperation with CITIC Group
Belarus President expresses interest in cooperation with CITIC Group Belarus and the Chinese state corporation CITIC Group plan to implement new projects. President Alexander Lukashenko today met with the head of the company Mr. Wang Jun. Minsk already has successful experience of cooperation with the corporation. First of all, this is the construction of three cement plants. Now a company for the production of passenger cars is being established and modernization of Orsha Linen Mill is underway.

05.07.2016

Belarus to increase food exports to $6 billion per year
Belarus to increase food exports to $6 billion per year Belarus will increase the export of food to $6 billion a year. Such are plans for 2016-2020. Transformations in this sector are already producing results. Supplies of meat and milk are permanently increasing. The main consumer of Belarus' agricultural produce is Russia. However, there are some issues here. Not long ago, the Russian sanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor voiced some complaints about Belarusian products. It questions the quality of milk powder saying it supposedly does not comply with the technical regulations of the Customs Union.
Leonid Zayats, Agriculture and Food Minister of Belarus
Belarus President signs decree on financial rehabilitation of agricultural enterprises Belarus has taken measures for financial rehabilitation of agricultural enterprises. The country's President has signed a decree that will simplify all the mechanisms. It will now be easier to hand loss-making enterprises over to another owner. Certain bonuses will help new owners acquire such enterprises.

14.06.2016

Belgium interested in Belarusian agricultural machinery and IT
Belgium interested in Belarusian agricultural machinery and IT A Belarusian-Belgian business forum opened in Minsk June 14. Taking part in it are representatives of more than 20 companies from Belgium from the construction, food, logistics, agriculture and IT spheres. A business match-making session took place within the framework of the meeting. Belgium is one of the permanent trade partners of Belarus. It is the 7th most important trading partner of Belarus in the EU, with trade between the kingdom and the republic amounting to almost $400 million in 2016.

13.06.2016

Tall horses, huge bulls and best cows: BelAgro 2016 exhibition held in Minsk
Tall horses, huge bulls and best cows: BelAgro 2016 exhibition held in Minsk An amazing agricultural site gathered last week the miracles of Belarusian cattle breeding: tall horses like elks, bulls, huge like bison (I am not telling you a fairy tale) and cows with a perm. Our correspondent Yana Shipko saw all this at the exhibition BelAgro 2016.
How cucumbers and red berry help Belarusian villagers live
How cucumbers and red berry help Belarusian villagers live Let us return to "our bananas", which Alexander Lukashenko jokingly referred to. Although for Ecuador's ambassador this phrase could be shocking since Ecuador is a major supplier of bananas to Belarus. And knowing what watermelons President Lukashenko grows personally on his beds (Belarus is not an especially sunny country) why not think about this tropical fruit? In Belarus, there is nothing impossible, after all.

09.06.2016

Belarus selects Best Cow at BelAgro expo 2016
Belarus selects Best Cow at BelAgro expo 2016 The best cow of Belarus has been chosen at BelAgro 2016 expo 9 June. The 5-year-old cow named Milashka, from the Brest region, was voted the best. For several hours, the cows posed before the jury demonstrating... No, not their grace but udders! It took a year to prepare the participants for the contest. Nominations are quite unusual: the cows competed in the Highest Milk Yield, Highest Fat Content of Milk and other nominations.
Russian President visits BelAgro 2016 expo
Russian President visits BelAgro 2016 expo Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin visited June 8 the largest agricultural exhibition of 2016 BelAgro in Minsk. Here, the leaders were demonstrated the capabilities of the strongest Belarusian enterprises - namely, new models of agricultural machinery. MORE: Belarus, Russia presidents meet in Minsk June 8 CTV corresponding reporting from the site

08.06.2016

BelAgro 2016: Belarusian export on the rise
BelAgro 2016: Belarusian food exports set to rise? Timed specifically to the 3rd Forum of Belarusian and Russian Regions is the main exhibition of Belarus' agro-industrial potential BelAgro 2016. It opened in Minsk on 7 June. In 2016 BelAgro attracted a record number of participants - more than 500 companies from 20 countries.  In 2015, farmers in Belarus earned $4.4 billion.
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions: Day 1 summary
3rd Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions: Day 1 summary Minsk continues to host the 3rd Forum of Belarusian and Russian Regions on June 8, which is the second day of the event.  It is expected that the presidents of Belarus and Russia will partake in the forum.

06.06.2016

BelAgro 2016: Agricultural machinery exhibition to open in Minsk
BelAgro 2016: Agricultural machinery exhibition to open in Minsk Timed to the 3rd Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Minsk is the international exhibition BelAgro. It presents the best agro-industrial companies. A record number of them is expected: over 500 from more than 20 countries. Manufacturers of agricultural machinery will present their novelties at the exhibition at the airport Minsk-1.
Russia and Belarus preparing for 3rd Forum of Regions
Russia and Belarus preparing for 3rd Forum of Regions Belarus and Russia will take part in the Forum of Regions on June 7-8. Some 400 politicians and businessmen have confirmed their participation. Timed specifically to the forum will be the international exhibition Belagro 2016. In 2016, it will be held at Minsk-1 airport and will bring together over 500 companies from 20 countries, first of all, of course, from Belarus and Russia.

05.06.2016

Production efficiency in Belarus' agricultural sector must be higher, Premier says
Production efficiency in Belarus' agricultural sector must be higher, Premier says The Belarus Prime Minister set a task to improve production efficiency in the agro-industrial complex during his visit to Minsk Region. One should get a larger volume of products at the lowest cost.  At the same time, Belarus' agriculture should pay attention to two areas - genetics and feed.

02.06.2016

Belarusian bank gets loans worth 22 million euros from European banks
Belarusian bank gets loans worth 22 million euros from European banks European partners have provided the Belarusian bank with loans. Leading banks from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary and Albania have issued loans for Belarus which total amount is more than 20 million euros. This is the first syndicated loan Belarus has attracted in eight years. The 22 million euros will go to one of Belarusian banks. The feature of this type of loan is that it is provided by several financial companies and in different proportions.

01.06.2016

BelAgro 2016 to beat attendance record - over 500 companies from 23 countries
BelAgro 2016 to beat attendance record - over 500 companies from 23 countries Minsk is preparing for the international exhibition BelAgro. The event will bring together the best agribusiness companies from 20 countries. A record number of participants - more than 500 - is expected. BelAgro will be held a Minsk-1 airport, where manufacturers will present their new farm machinery. Under the dome of the Futbolnyi Manezh arena in praspiekt Pieramozcau major domestic and foreign companies will demonstrate the latest equipment for processing agricultural products. Taking part in the exhibition will be food industry companies. 

26.04.2016

Belarus President for development of agrotowns in revived Chernobyl areas
Belarus President for development of agrotowns in revived Chernobyl areas April 26 is the day of the Chernobyl tragedy. Exactly 30 years ago, the largest man-made disaster in history occurred. An explosion at one of the power units in Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP led to the release of radioactive materials. The consequences have affected many countries. But it was Belarus that suffered most. To overcome the consequences of the catastrophe has become a task of national importance for the modern Belarus. Traditionally, on April 26, the President of Belarus visits the affected regions.

18.04.2016

Cloned oak: Belarus’ scientists conduct unique experiment
Cloned oak: Belarus’ scientists conduct unique experiment Geneticists from Gomel have cloned the oldest oak in Belarus, called the king oak, which is located in the Brest region. Thanks to contemporary science, the tree obtained “genetic twins”. Scientists from the Institute of Forest of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus have been working hard on rejuvenation of two oaks’ cells for nine months now. These oaks are the oldest in Belarus.

14.04.2016

Belarus' Agriculture Ministry mulling over benefits from WTO accession
Belarus' Agriculture Ministry mulling over benefits from WTO accession Export of Belarusian milk has grown by 12% and meat by 20% in Q1 2016. Such figures were voiced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. The largest share of domestic products is exported to Russia. The goal is to develop the Russian direction but, most importantly, to find new markets for exported goods.  At the moment, the ministry is working on ways to seamlessly harmonize Belarus' agro-industrial complex with WTO rules.

11.04.2016

Sowing campaign 2016 in Belarus: about 10,000 pieces of equipment working in fields
Sowing campaign 2016 starts in Belarus: about 10,000 pieces of equipment involved People are worried about serious topics, like security in their own countries and in the world, oil prices and the division of the political map. We will talk about it all today, of course, taking into account the latest events. But global processes do not prevent us from enjoying the bright moments of our life.

01.04.2016

Belarusians need more safety, President Lukashenko says
Belarusians need more safety, President Lukashenko says Seasonal load on the western border has no effect on the quality of the work of customs and border structures. The President of Belarus heard out a report of the State Secretary of the Security Council. The officials discussed the situation on Belarus' borders, in particular, the queues in the Lithuanian direction. It was decided to strengthen the work of the relevant crossing points.

27.03.2016

Belarusian President, Georgia PM discuss prospects of business relations
Belarusian President, Georgia PM discuss prospects of business relations Another guest of the week is the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili. He became head of the Georgian government in late 2015. But because his political outlook is similar to his predecessors, starting with the billionaire Ivanishvili, who actually ousted Mikheil Saakashvili, Kvirikashvili, as a member of the same party, will continue the policy of cooperation with Belarus. Olga Petrashevskaya has more on this topic.

07.02.2016

Belarus third in world butter export rating
Belarus third in world butter export rating Belarus has taken third place in the world ranking of butter exporters. The 2015 leader of the ranking is still New Zealand, with 438,770 tons. According to the EU's European Commission, according to the results of 2015, the Republic of Belarus pushed the USA in the butter export rating and took third place in the export of these products in the world, said Maria Klimova, Deputy Chief of the Food Department of the Ministry of Agriculture during the international seminar "Innovative technologies and equipment for the dairy industry," which was held in Minsk.

02.02.2016

How much can Belarus earn on milk exports?
How much can Belarus earn on milk exports? Against the backdrop of a steep peak price of "black gold", "white gold" prices are, on the contrary, growing. For Belarus, milk and dairy products are one of the main export items.  The taste of Belarusian milk is known not only in the Ministry of Agriculture, but also all around the world.  Belarus accounts for about 5% of world exports of milk exporting diary produce to 52 countries. In 2015, Belarus entered the markets of Niger, Syria and even the Philippines. Next plans are to expand into Vietnam.
Belarus working on agricultural business development program
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.

22.12.2015

Belarus' President predicts hardest year in country's history in 2016
Belarus' President predicts hardest year in country's history in 2016 The Belarusian head of state has decided on new appointments. Alexander Lukashenko appointed Alexander Pozniak Assistant to the President - Chief Inspector for Vitebsk region. Alexander Guryanov became Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Italy. Previously, he was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and was in charge of foreign economic direction.

17.12.2015

Belarus' switches to three-year budget planning
Belarus' switches to three-year budget planning December 17 deputies of the Belarusian lower chamber of the parliament considered the main financial document of the country - the 2016 budget. One of the major innovations is switching to the three-year budget planning.    The main tasks are macroeconomic and social stability. The draft budget for 2016, along with a package of related legislative documents, entered the lower house of parliament today. The developers have kept social orientation. This is the budget line, which has been a priority for many years. 

08.12.2015

Belarus 2nd best in farm tourism development
Belarus 2nd best in farm tourism development The world famous magazine National Geographic has noted Belarus’ achievements in the field of rural tourism. Only Italy runs ahead of Belarus in the world list of farm tourism development. Belarus’ 2nd place is absolutely justified. There are 20,000 rivers and 10,000 lakes in Belarus, meanwhile forests occupy 36% of the territory and national parks 7%. In Belarus you can relax in a sauna, ride a steppe horse, and forge a bow and arrows.

22.11.2015

Belarusian scientists turn tractor into robot (video and image by BSUIR)
Belarusian scientists turn tractor into robot Belarusian scientists have created a robot based on a tractor. The machine can be used for fire extinguishing, chemical spraying and bomb disposal. There’s only one exemplar of the machine so far, nevertheless, batch production is quite possible. This vehicle is small but it can do tremendous things!  The Belarusian robot has a camera and a hydrant and it can be controlled from the distance of 500 m. It took 2.5 years to create it. The 450 kilogram robot can operate in environments unsuitable for man.

18.11.2015

Andrei Kobyakov, Belarus' Premier
Belarus wants to restore economic growth The Council of Ministers wants to restore the Belarusian economy's growth as soon as possible. Ensuring macroeconomic stability is the main goal of the government and the National Bank.  The government, at its November 17 meeting, also touched upon the development of Belarusian pharmaceutical industry.  By the end of 2015, Belarusian drugs should account for 50% of all medicines in monetary terms.  The pharmaceutical industry also faces significant goals regarding innovation, import substitution and production volumes increase.

10.10.2015

Belarus Today: from weak post-Soviet state to respectful nation in the center of Europe Belarus has in recent years created a number of unique facilities, not only the NPP and made a lot of achievements.   Belarusians remember the 1990s as a period of complete chaos and collapse. They did not even think about the construction of the social, cultural and sports facilities. People were just trying to survive. Belarus today is a nice and clean (this is the first thing foreigners say), but also a modern, well-maintained, safe and comfortable.

07.10.2015

Agrarian policy of independent Belarus. TV program I Am Walking Across The Country
Agrarian policy of independent Belarus. TV program I Am Walking Across The Country A cup and pork rinds - this is how Belarusians have traditionally welcomed visitors since ancient times. By virtue of their hospitality, they are always ready to put on the table even the last potato. But now I am walking across the country in which cows ride merry-go-round and are milked to the music of Chopin, the country, which is among the world's top ten milk producers. Grandchildren still come to their grandmothers for summer holidays, but no longer to the village. Instead, they come to agrotowns, which have set a new trend in Belarus' agriculture.

05.10.2015

Belarus parliament opens 2015 autumn session: agenda
Belarus parliament opens 2015 autumn session: agenda Last week, there began the eighth session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus. All attention is now focused on the draft budget of Belarus for 2016. MPs themselves are aiming for a balance in the economic development and innovation.   The Finance Ministry began work on the draft in the spring. And still deputies consult with financiers every day and make additions.

04.10.2015

Why do French farmers move to Belarus?
Why do French farmers move to Belarus? Comfortable conditions for business in Belarus are appreciated by many Europeans. Western Europeans. The movie star Depardieu (whether jokingly or not) declares its intention to live and work with Belarusian peasants. And some of his countrymen are already growing potatoes on Belarusian fields. Gerard Depardieu, actor, director:Now I live in Italy. In the near future I would like to live in Belarus, among peasants, because it is beautiful, and the president is a good man.

07.09.2015

Gerard Depardieu: Belarus resembles Switzerland, but is a clean and more interesting country
Gerard Depardieu: Belarus resembles Switzerland, but is a clean and more interesting country Gerard Depardieu going to live in Belarus for some time. The famous French actor voiced this intention in an interview with Le Figaro TV Magazine. Mr Depardieu wants to sell ​​all property in France and live in Belarus. This passionate impulse came after the actor's short stay in Belarus in the summer this year. In late July, actor and businessman was shown several agricultural farms near Minsk and treated to pancakes and bacon with new potatoes. He was presented the national dress - an embroidered shirt and a straw hat.  

03.09.2015

Belarus, Greece discussing possibility of setting up fur joint venture
Belarus, Greece discussing possibility of setting up fur joint venture Belarus and Greece are discussing the possibility of establishing a fur coat joint venture. This will allow Belarusian producers to expand both quantitatively and qualitatively. Minsk hosted a show of fur coats made in by Belarusian designers.

31.08.2015

Alexander Lukashenko's working visit to Brest region: review
Alexander Lukashenko's working visit to Brest region: review The President's visit to the Brest region last week placed all socio-economic priorities and answered the most rapid and current issues in the country: from harvesting company news to currency issues.  The President reminded agrarians of the region and the entire country that iron discipline in agriculture is an integral part of the success of agricultural production. In addition, an old enterprise for the production of fabrics in Baranovichi got a second life and now employs more than one thousand people.

28.08.2015

President Lukashenko continues working trip to Brest region
President Lukashenko continues working trip to Brest region The Belarus President continues his working trip to the Brest region. Alexander Lukashenko on August 28 will visit the Kamenets district to get familiar with the course of fulfillment of his instructions to restore order on the farms of the former agricultural production co-operative "Sovetskaya Belorussiya".  The head of state will also visit the engine yard "Belovezhsky". It is expected that the President will be reported on the completion of the harvesting of grain and fodder and the socio-economic development of the Brest region.    

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