Ukraine to harvest less potatoes and vegetables

The gross production from the Ukraine in 2020 is expected to reach 20 million tons for potatoes. Vegetables are expected to come in at 9 million tons. This is against 20,3 million tons and 9,7 million tons, respectively, in 2019.

Two concepts of the Ministry of Economy have been submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers for consideration: the concept of the industrial potato development program for 2021-2025 and the concept of vegetable growing until 2025, which will subsequently be submitted to a government meeting.

During a meeting of the focus group on the development of potato and vegetable growing on Tuesday, the possibility of introducing a pilot project on irrigation for field potato planting in Chernihiv region was discussed.


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