30 May 2023 17:24

USAID AGRO provides fertilizers, sunflower, corn seeds to 8,223 Ukrainian farmers

MOSCOW. May 30 (Interfax) - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities (AGRO) program in Ukraine has completed handing over mineral fertilizers and sunflower and corn seeds to 8,223 farmers from 15 regions, Ukrainian media outlets said, citing the program.

"Support to small-sized Ukrainian agricultural producers is important for both the resilience of the Ukrainian agricultural sector and the stability of global agricultural markets, as well as the supplying the global food demands," USAID AGRO Program Director Ksenia Sidorkna said.

According to USAID AGRO, 6,300 farmers received mineral fertilizers, 1,214 farmers sunflower seeds, and 709 farmers - corn seeds. The amount of seeds they received would be enough to plant over 48,300 hectares of sunflower and 15,000 hectares of corn, and farmers would be able to use fertilizers in the area of up to 100,000 hectares of grains they planted. Following the project, agricultural producers would be able to harvest about 100,000 tonnes of sunflower and corn.

The Kirovograd and Dnepropetrovsk regions received the largest amounts of fertilizers, 802 tonnes and 805 tonnes, respectively, Nikolayev region received 762 tonnes, and Poltava region 684 tonnes, USAID AGRO said.