The Canadian authorities have financially supported the fight against the shortage of grain storage facilities in Ukraine.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with the financial support of Canada, has launched a new $40 million project to further address the problem shortage of granaries in Ukraine.
About it informs press office of the organization.
It is noted that this initiative will allow for the storage of an additional 2.4 million tons of grain in 2022-2023, along with appropriate technical support and equipment.
“Thanks to funding provided by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, FAO will provide funds for temporary and permanent grain storage, including polyethylene bags for grain storage, handling equipment and long-term modular storage, targeted at small and medium-sized farmers in 15 regions,” he said. Head of FAO Office in Ukraine Pierre Vautier.
In addition, he said FAO will procure up to $2 million worth of laboratory equipment to support six strategic laboratories to conduct animal disease testing in accordance with the World Organization for Animal Health’s safe trade rules.
Recall FAO with the support of Japan allocated $17 million for Ukraine to preserve the future harvest and ensure the export of grain crops.