In the agricultural industry Ukraine has to move in the direction of developing value-added commodities production, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Taras Kutovyi declared.
The Minister noted that large-scale agricultural corporations had fairly good level of development. As for medium and small-scale companies, they have somewhat lower yield level. But at the expense of small and medium agricultural enterprises Ukraine will increase agricultural production volumes in the future.
According to Kutovyi, first of all small and medium-scale agricultural enterprises have to produce value-added commodities which will be competitive with large agricultural holdings. Without small and medium farmers, Ukraine will not have any development in rural areas, nor any significant growth of the exports and production potential. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)