Record Harvest from Record Lending
Food exports are up by 17% yoy through September, to $18 billion. An emerging world food power, Ukraine‘s top three country markets are: China — $3 billion; India — $1.35 billion; and the Netherlands — $1.2 billion.
Aid also came in the form of a record $1.1 billion in low interest loans to farmers. Next year, under a new loan guarantee fund, an additional $900 million is to be loaned to farmers who cultivate up to 500 hectares. Also, government payments are to start this spring to farmers who rebuild Soviet-era irrigation systems.