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06.12.2017

Belarusians buy more artificial New Year trees than real ones
Belarusians buy more artificial New Year trees than real ones About 200 New Year tree bazaars will be working from December 22 till December 31 in Minsk. Real New Year trees will cost from BYN 10 to BYN 15, the price will depend on how tall the tree will be. This information was announced by the deputy head of trade and food consumer market of Minsk City Executive Committee Alexander Frolov. “The number of real New Year trees sold every year decreases, however, more artificial trees are sold. In the last five years the realization of real New Year trees decreased by 10 thousand trees.

16.11.2017

Chinese and Turkish investors interested in poultry production in Belarus
Turkish investors interested in poultry production in Belarus Turkish investors plan to build poultry farms in Belarus, said Belarus' Minister of Agriculture and Food Leonid Zayats at a press conference on November 15. "Recently, representatives of the Turkish business visited Belarus and examined the territories of Kopyl, Kletsk regions for the construction of poultry farms. They want to produce broiler meat. They need an area of ​​about 30,000 hectares. It is planned that the products will then be exported," Leonid Zayats said.

08.11.2017

Belarusian startup OneSoil gets $500,000 for revolution in agriculture
Belarusian startup OneSoil gets $500,000 for revolution in agriculture The Belarusian agro-technical start-up OneSoil, which increases the productivity of agriculture and saves farmers money with the help of machine learning and computer vision, has received $500,000 of investment. The money will be used to develop an unprecedented solution for the market. The leader of the seed round was the venture fund Haxus. The round also involved businessman Yury Melnicek, whose startup AIMatter this summer was bought by Google, and co-founder of EPAM Leonid Lozner.

23.10.2017

President Lukashenko holds meeting on changing farming approaches in Vitebsk region
President Lukashenko holds meeting on changing farming approaches in Vitebsk region The finishing line of the harvesting campaign and the preparation of soils for the new harvest. The President held a meeting on the autumn field works. Representatives of the agriculture sector, the State Control Committee and the authorities of the northern region were invited to the discussion.
President Lukashenko gives indications to finish harvesting campaign by November 7
President Lukashenko gives indications to finish harvesting campaign by November 7 It is necessary to cardinally change the approach to farming in the Vitebsk region. These indications were given by Alexander Lukashenko on October 23, 2017, when listening to the report on the measures of ending the autumn field works.
Alexander Lukashenko on agricultural sector reformation of Vitebsk Region
Alexander Lukashenko on agricultural sector reformation of Vitebsk Region It is necessary to cardinally change the approach to farming in the Vitebsk region. These indications were given by Alexander Lukashenko on October 23, 2017, when listening to the report on the measures of ending the autumn field works. Representatives of the agricultural sector were invited to the discussion.

13.10.2017

How Belarusians breed Burgundy snails
How Belarusians breed Burgundy snails A young couple from Minsk moved to the Korelichi district, where they opened their own farm for growing Burgundy snails. Vladimir and Victoria began to comprehend the basics of this business four years ago. The spouses admit: they never thought they would become farmers. He is a Minsk citizen, an engineer, worked as a manager and traveled a lot of countries. She is a Ukrainian journalist. They met in Kiev. Family life began in the rhythm of the big city, but continued in the romance of the village.

11.10.2017

Celebration of harvest festival Dozhinki 2017 in Smolevichi
Celebration of harvest festival Dozhinki 2017 in Smolevichi A full man is a kind man. Belarusian people reaped a good harvest this year. The national harvesting festival Dozhinki was held in Mogilev and Minsk regions on October 7. Heroes of harvest work were honored in Klichev, Mogilev region. They marched across Leninskaya Street. 

10.10.2017

Andrei Kobyakov: Financial improvement is foreseen for 35 agricultural organizations
Andrei Kobyakov: Financial improvement is foreseen for 35 agricultural organizations How to restore paying capacity and deal with creditors. The fate of problematic agricultural organizations was discussed in the Council of Ministers on October 10.
Belarus counts on France's ties with Africa exporting agricultural equipment
Belarus counts on France's ties with Africa exporting agricultural equipment Belarusian agricultural equipment will be presented in Paris on October 10. The embassy of Belarus in France invited to a meeting of representatives of 60 foreign companies that have access to the African market. Delivery of Belarusian equipment may be secured by banks, which act as financial guarantors of the transactions.
Belarusian agricultural machinery presentation due in Paris October 10
Belarusian agricultural machinery presentation due in Paris October 10 Belarusian agricultural equipment wants to "conquer" Champs Elysees. A presentation of the achievements of Belarusian engineering will take place in Paris on October 10. The decision to create a large-scale exposition was achieved by the Embassy of Belarus in France following the meeting of Ambassador Pavel Latushko with the Deputy Director of the Continental Europe Department of the French Foreign Ministry Rafael de Lagarde. 

09.10.2017

How modern villagers live in Belarus today
How modern villagers live in Belarus today Life in the village makes people be able to do many things on their own, and do them skillfully, like cutting trees, harnessing and unharnessing the horse and forecasting the weather without... Dmitry Ryabov, based just on popular signs (Ryabov is the famous Belarusian weather forecaster, who was fired in September 2017). In general all these skills make you the "ruler of the village!" Our special correspondent Anastasia Dekhtyar not only looked, but also joined the peasant life.

08.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko gives indications to reconstruct local roads in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko gives indications to reconstruct local roads in Belarus In all the times, many countries fed on their geographical position, being on the important route “from the Varangian’s to the Greeks” or on the Great Silk Way (by the way, this way, which is being revived by China, looks very promising for Belarus).

07.10.2017

Council of Ministers prepares amendments for decree on financial rehabilitation of Belarusian agricultural plants
Council of Ministers prepares amendments for decree on financial rehabilitation of Belarusian agricultural plants Andrei Kobyakov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus: It is high time to take reasonable measures on a whole range of projects on improving agricultural plants without any harm. Additional normative ensuring is necessary.

05.10.2017

Belarus tests basalt as raw material in agriculture: yield growth recorded
Belarus tests basalt as raw material in agriculture: yield growth recorded Basalt will be used in agriculture in Belarus. A new raw material was tested by several farms and growth of productivity was marked. In addition, basalt is a raw material for the production of building materials and mineral fibers. Belarusian geologists discovered the basalt deposit for the first time. Its reserves in Pinsk district are estimated at 30 million tons. Now the geological services are focused on the detailed exploration of the deposits, after which it will probably be possible to start mining raw materials.
Belarus President gives large family pregnant cow
Belarus President gives large family pregnant cow A large family from the Mogilev region has received a gift from the President. A cow named Belka was taken to the village of Yasen. The gift is not just pleasant, but necessary and practical, because the cow will bring up to 30 liters of milk per day. Olga wrote an e-mail to the President via a website, in which she asked the head of state to help the young family with many children to acquire a cow. A cow in such places is a must. Five kids need fresh milk, since it's a source of vitamins. The family could not afford to buy the animal.

04.10.2017

Over 8 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus
Over 8 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus The harvest of 2017 turned out to be better than in 2016. The harvesting of grain legumes has finished completely. The last hectares of panic grass and buckwheat are still to be harvested. Despite the weather, the total harvest increased by 10% thanks to the sensible approach of the agrarians. As a whole the grain yield increased by two hundred kilograms per hectare. Belarusian agrarians have harvested eight million tons of grain in total.
Lithuanian family inspired by Belarusian farmsteads
Lithuanian family inspired by Belarusian farmsteads A family from neighboring Lithuania got interested in Belarus’ experience of conducting agro business. After visiting the Grodno region, Gražina Augvene got inspired by the example of handling agricultural tourism in Belarus. At her native village near Druskininkai she set up an farmstead, where she made a bid on a sure variant-cheese.

03.10.2017

Belarus’ Gomel hosting international conference on conservation of forest genetic resources
Belarus’ Gomel hosting international conference on conservation of forest genetic resources Belarusian developments on protecting forests will be taken on board abroad. Geneticists from 18 countries are searching for the answer to a question in Gomel: how to preserve the green covering in the conditions of the global climate change. The problem of global warming has no boundaries, and today many countries are facing serious ecological problems.

02.10.2017

Belarus President visits Kuhchitsy farm
Belarus President visits Kuhchitsy farm to inspect autumn field works They say bread is the staff of life. The harvest campaign in Belarus is a good confirmation of this wise proverb. The President of Belarus and the media are closely monitoring the matter. The total harvest in 2017 is to be 10 million tons. Almost all the cereal has already been harvested. Potatoes are called the second bread in Belarus. Harvesting of root crops was one of the topics during Alexander Lukashenko's working trip to the Minsk region.

01.10.2017

President Lukashenko visits "Kukhchitsy" farm in Kletsk District
President Lukashenko demands faster autumn harvesting works The next year in agriculture will be the year of farming efficiency. Such indications were given by Alexander Lukashenko during his working visit to the Minsk region.

30.09.2017

Alexander Lukashenko gives indications to concentrate on farming efficiency in 2018
Alexander Lukashenko gives indications to concentrate on farming efficiency in 2018 Alexander Lukashenko gave instructions to make 2018 the year of farming efficiency in agriculture. On September 29, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko visited the Kletsk district in the Minsk region. The necessity of concentrating on amelioration and crop-engineering works, the issue of reclamation of the territories of former farms were discussed during the visit.

29.09.2017

Alexander Lukashenko instructs to intensify autumn field work
Alexander Lukashenko instructs to intensify autumn field work Alexander Lukashenko set a task to intensify autumn field work on September 29 as he visited the Kletsk district. Currently, the harvest of cereals and leguminous crops is coming to an end, while harvesting of vegetables, potatoes and corn continues. In addition, winter crops are being sown. The works is set to complete by October 4. There are certain difficulties with this in the Vitebsk region. Meanwhile, it is extremely important to observe the terms of work, Alexander Lukashenko said.

28.09.2017

Not violence but law of nature: why hunters from all over the world come to Belarus; rules and cost of killing bison
Why hunters from all over the world come to Belarus Hunting technologies didn’t change much over hundreds of years. In the Middle Ages, it was a royal privilege in our land. Nowadays it’s luxury pastime. Many Belarusians and foreigners are ready to spend their money to get these incomparable feelings. Oleg Krivenia, hunter:Grouse shooting is very exciting. Just imagine: early spring, you sit in a tent for a very long time and then comes a grouse and settles down with noise.

27.09.2017

How do Belarusian agrarians dig, store and deliver potatoes to markets?
How do Belarusian agrarians dig, store and deliver potatoes to markets? It’s time to dig, sort and fry: potato harvesting is in full swing. The north of the country has already done half of the work. The harvest promises to be good, despite the problematic summer of 2017. Sunny days allow the agrarians o do work in the fields. Mikhail Bulatov planted potatoes on 50 acres of land and dug 5 tons in a couple of hours- the combine harvester was provided by the collective farm, where a mechanization specialist works. For three weeks the man has been harvesting potatoes from the collective farm’s fields- 60 tons in one shift.

20.09.2017

Record spring rape yields in Belarus in 2017
Record spring rape yields in Belarus in 2017 The southern regions of Belarus have already coped harvesting spring rape and works in the north of the country are also nearing completion. Forecasts regarding the harvest have confirmed - this year it is record high. Press cake is a by-product, but for farms this is the main product, since it's a good animal feed. Seeds are squeezed under a press at a certain temperature. Production is automatic.

06.09.2017

Belarus to create vegetable and fruit stabilization fund
Belarus to create vegetable and fruit stabilization fund Belarus has started harvesting vegetables. Most will go on sale, and something will remain in vegetable storage warehouses until next summer. Thus, a stabilization fund is being created. In recent years, dozens of new vegetable stores have been built in Belarus. Thanks to this, Belarusians can eat domestic products from fields until new crops. Harvesting of vegetables in the Kirawsk district began with beets. It traditionally ripens earlier.

05.09.2017

MTZ tractor plows image of Belarusian ornament near Minsk National Airport
MTZ tractor plows image of Belarusian ornament near Minsk National Airport The text “Belarus-a dream country” and an element of the national ornament have been plowed in a field near Minsk National Airport by the MTZ plant. As many as three Belarusians with iron hearts left their autographs in the field. It took them two weeks to do that. The smallest of the tractors did the ornament, the largest of the tractors MTZ-82 and energy-intensive did the text with great effort.
Sugar beet harvesting campaign begins in Belarus
Sugar beet harvesting campaign begins in Belarus Sugar beet harvesting campaign has begun in Belarus. The traditional leader in growing this crop is the Grodno region. Agrarians of the region plan to harvest about two million tons of it there. The crop yield in 2017 is 515 hundred kilograms per hectare, which is higher than in 2016. According to the preliminary estimation, the level of sugar in the roots is a lot stronger. Plants have begun accepting the new harvest from September 1, 2017. Sweet roots are the most profitable crops.

02.09.2017

Belarus Premier inspects construction works of milk production complexes  in Brest Region
Belarus Premier inspects construction works of milk production complexes in Brest Region Financial solutions and technological schemes. The fulfilment of the indications given by the President on building milk production complexes in the Brest region has been inspected by Belarus’ Premier on September 1. Not only the fulfilment of plans was discussed, but saving money was as well. The sooner the projects are realized, the quicker it will be possible to get profit out of them.

30.08.2017

Minsk region grows organic vegetables using worms worth 1 euro each
Minsk region grows organic vegetables using worms worth 1 euro each The UN project on the development of organic farming was implemented in the Smolevichi district, Minsk region. It is being implemented in the garden of the Drachkovo secondary school. Thanks to a special grant, greenhouses, containers for organic fertilizers and seeds were purchased. During the last year local farmers have been mastering the technology of growing agricultural products without chemicals. Eco-friendly vegetables grew on 6 hectares.

28.08.2017

First corn labyrinth appears in Belarus
First corn labyrinth appears in Belarus' Kukupolis eco-park This is Belarus' first unusual labyrinth. Symbolizing a green map of Belarus, the maze takes up an area of ​​2.5 hectares. You will have to try hard to get to Brest or Vitebsk among the corn jungle!

25.08.2017

Record high rapeseed harvest in Belarus in 2017
Record high rapeseed harvest in Belarus in 2017 A record high harvest of rapeseed has been cropped in Belarus: 620,000 tons of culture, which is three times more than in 2016. The figure is record high as compared to recent harvests in Belarus. Moreover, rapeseed products are in great demand both domestically and in foreign markets. At the same time, vegetable oils of Belarusian origin are not inferior in quality to world analogues. The rapeseed processing plant in Gorodeya exports products to Russia, Norway, Denmark, the UK, the Baltic countries and the CIS.

23.08.2017

Salaries, prices, food security, housing construction: what topics were discussed at the meeting with President
Salaries, prices, food security, housing construction: what topics were discussed at the meeting with President Prices, salaries, employment, export, food security, housing construction and even the issue of super-combines - these and other topics were discussed on August 22 in the Palace of Independence at a meeting of the Belarus President with the government. The President and the government spoke about key positions: implementation of annual forecasts, control over pricing and labor market issues. The economy has grown, and six of the seven main indicators were met. By the end of 2017, the planned growth of people's real incomes should be exceeded.

22.08.2017

Belarus' economy on the rise, salaries may increase, PM says
Belarus' economy on the rise, salaries may increase, PM says The economy has grown, and six of the seven key indicators are met. By the end of 2017, the planned growth of real incomes of the population should be exceeded. The Belarusian President discussed the socio-economic results of H1 with the government. The government's financial report is still ahead.

20.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko demonstrates how to harvest flax manually
Alexander Lukashenko demonstrates how to harvest flax manually During his working visit to the farm “Ustie” of the National Academy in the Orsha district, Alexander Lukashenko said that flax cultivating must enter a new level of cost efficiency. The technologies of cultivating flax at the farm are under special control. It is a real example that manufacturers must follow. If the technologies are followed, this crop shows results at the level of European countries. Nevertheless, there are problems in this sector.

19.08.2017

President Lukashenko about flax cultivating technology compliance
President Lukashenko about flax cultivating technology compliance Flax must become a lucrative crop. This certainty was expressed by Alexander Lukashenko on August 19, 2017. The working visit of the President to the regions is continuing. Alexander Lukashenko visited a plant specializing on cultivating flax and seed harvesting in the Orsha district. The best experience of cultivating this tradition Belarusian crop is used here. We have a future, and what is more, the President is sure that technology compliance will make flax a lucrative crop for Belarus.

15.08.2017

CTV correspondent Yuri Prokopenko test drives combine harvester
CTV correspondent Yuri Prokopenko test-drives combine harvester It's impossible to set the pace of harvesting without reliable machinery. In 2017, after the order of the Belarus President, Gomselmash sent agricultural equipment to farms, even though it was not paid for. Guarantees lie on governors. Brand new harvesters not only look great, but also show good results in the work. Five new models were developed at Gomselmash. One of them is in no way inferior to the best foreign analogues.

14.08.2017

How much potato do Belarusians eat?
How much potato do Belarusians eat? It so happened that the potato with which Belarus is associated is also the first vegetable grown in weightlessness. Each year, Belarusian scientists come up with new varieties of potatoes: for every taste, size and even color. There are several museums of potatoes. In France, there is a variety one kilo of which costs about 500 euros. There were also times when root crops served as the equivalent of money on some tropical islands.
More than 5 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus
More than 5 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus Belarusian farmers have removed about 65% of the areas. Today the mark of 5 million tons of grain has been exceeded. The expected harvest of grain in 2017 is 8 million tons without taking into account corn. The harvesting is coming to an end in the Brest region - 90% of the area has been cropped. The southern region of the country has given more than 1 million tons of grain.

11.08.2017

Belarus President about 2017-2018 average salary goals
Belarus President about 2017-2018 average salary goals The Brest region, its problems and prospects, as well as salaries, construction and operation of the processing industry were discussed during the working trip of the Belarus President on August 10-11. Meeting on August 11 with the staff of the Savushkin Product company, the head of state noted its worthy work, calling the production a locomotive that attracts a number of industries. According to the President, Belarus receives a solid return from the funds invested in the modernization of the processing industry.
Belarusian farmers crop nearly 4 million tons of grain
Belarusian farmers crop nearly 4 million tons of grain Belarusian farmers are approaching the mark of 4 million tons of grain. This is half of the total estimated Belarusian harvest in 2017, excluding corn. Each region of the country continues harvesting. The Brest region was the first to procure one million tons of grain. Minsk region is in second place now. Here farmers have already reached the final stage of harvesting: more than 800 tons of grain have been cropped. In total, about 400,000 people are involved in the harvesting campaign in Belarus. All processes are mechanized.
Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start
Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start The Brest region was the first in Belarus to have harvested one million tons of grain. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a working trip there on August 10 and will stay there until August 11. The successes of harvesting were discussed at the grain field of the Kvasevichy farm. The President positively assessed the pace of cropping noting that there are still reserves that need to be involved. Belarusian agrarians should harvest about 10 million tons of grain in 2017 - such figures were announced by the President.

10.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus expects to crop about 10m tons of grain
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus expects to crop about 10m tons of grain Belarus expects to collect about 10 million tons of grain, said the country's President, Alexander Lukashenko, during his working trip to the Brest region on August 10.
Belarusian scientists invent new variety of colza for 2018
Belarusian scientists invent new variety of colza for 2018 Belarusian scientists have come up with a number of new varieties of agriculture seeds, including colza. In 2018, agrarians will collect an even better harvest. This was shown by experimental crops. Scientific and Practical Center for Agriculture of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

09.08.2017

Brest region leading in Belarus' harvesting campaign 2017
Brest region leading in Belarus' harvesting campaign 2017 Belarusian farmers have already cropped more than 3 million tons of grain. In total, more than a third of the "gold reserve" was cropped. Leading in the harvesting campaign is the Brest region. Here, the total amount of grain cropped is nearly 1 million tons. The mark of 500,000 tons has already been overcome by the Minsk, Gomel and Grodno regions. Each of these regions plans to crop not less than a ton of grain. By the way, the pace of cropping here allows meeting the deadlines set.

07.08.2017

Belarus' to export $6bn of foodstuffs in 2017
Belarus' to export $6bn of foodstuffs in 2017 Belarus' export of food in 2017 will be $6 billion. The forecast was made based on the work of the agrarian industry of Belarus. Now here is the most intense period. A third of the harvest is removed and a total figure is more than 2.5 million tons of grain. Part of it is winter rye. This kind of crops is traditional for Belarus and now it is quite in demand on the world market.  Supplies of Belarus' rye flour in 2017 amounted to about 100,000 tons. Its cost is higher than that of wheat flour.

04.08.2017

State Control Committee of Belarus: Harvesting campaign will be invigorated
State Control Committee of Belarus: Harvesting campaign will be invigorated On August 4 the State Control Committee announced the results of monitoring, which these days was conducted in agriculture. The pace of harvesting, indeed, accelerated, largely thanks to the fact that the Vitebsk region, the northernmost one, joined the harvesting.

27.07.2017

Belarus plans to harvest 7 million tons of grain in 2017
Belarus plans to harvest 7 million tons of grain in 2017 Agrarians of Belarus plan to harvest over 7 million tons of grain. According to experts, the "bread loaf" of 2017 will be more modest than in 2016. The reason is a cool and rainy summer. So far only Brest and Gomel regions have been fully involved in harvesting. The north of Belarus is only preparing for harvesting grain. In the meantime, 200,000 tons of crops have been harvested in Belarus.
How harvesters work in Belarus' Gomel region
Harvesters work in Belarus' Gomel region The harvesting campaign in Belarus continues. The Gomel region already has the first crew of harvesters who harvested over 1000 tons of crops. They work for the agricultural complex Kholmech, Rechitsa district. Ivan Vyrvich and Oleg Khvost together harvested 1100 tons of grain. It is interesting that this crew was among the first record holders of the Gomel region last year too.

25.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about importance of agricultural machine building
Alexander Lukashenko about importance of agricultural machine building A joint suggestion on tractor building development in Belarus will be prepared by MTZ and Amkodor. The future of the sector was discussed at the meeting of The president on July 25, 2017. The government suggests establishing agricultural machinery on the basis of the Amkodor holding. What is meant is the models which are not produced and not planned to be made by the famous Belarusian industry giant MTZ. Therefore, competition stays out of the way.

15.07.2017

Belarusian agricultural technologies on Sakhalin: Belarus-Russia pilot project to kick off in October
Belarusian agricultural technologies on Sakhalin: Belarus-Russia pilot project to kick off in October An animal breeding complex with Belarusian technologies will be built on Sakhalin in October of the current year. This pilot Belarus-Russia project will present a farm with 1000 heads of cattle and a processing milk plant. On all the levels of building of the modern agricultural complex Belarusian experience is used. Cows will be brought to the island from Belarus. It is expected that the produced goods of the complex will be exported to continental Russia, China, Korea and Japan.

13.07.2017

Belarus plans to supply fish to China
Belarus plans to supply fish to China China is opening the market for Belarusian meat products - frozen beef and chicken. On July 10, the sides agreed the deal in Minsk. Deliveries will start in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the sides are studying the possibility of deliveries to China of Belarusian carp fish.

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.

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