European Union to provide EUR 26 mln to Ukraine to support agriculture and farming: Dmytro Kuleba signed the agreement

The Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba signed an Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and European Commission on the financing the program "EU Support for the Development of Agriculture and Small Farms in Ukraine" during the meeting of the Council of the Ukraine-EU Association in Brussels.

On behalf of the European Commission, the Agreement was signed by the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Olivér Várhelyi and the Head of the Support Group for Ukraine at the European Commission Peter M. Wagner.

According to this Agreement Ukraine would be assisted in creating more inclusive and competitive agricultural sector focused on the development of small and medium-sized farms and businesses.

The total EU contribution in the framework of the Agreement is EUR 26 million.

EU assistance will focus on:

  • integration of the public land cadastre and the public register of ownership rights, the reform of institutions and the land utilization system;
  • carrying out institutional and sectoral reforms in agriculture and rural development;
  • ensuring access to funding for small farms through the introduction of grant programs.

The Agreement was signed within the framework of the Sixth meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council.