Ukraine actively bears a share in the global food security. The grain sector development is the priority as it is the base for the food production. Therefore, it is laid a very serious responsibility on Ukraine as it is the second in the world concerning grain export. This was announced today by the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Mykola Prysyazhnyuk during the IV Ukrainian Grain Congress.
“Currently, the International Community has made a considerable progress in the fight against hunger. Thus, the number of hungry people fell from 19% to 12%. The international food programs played a significant role in this. Ukraine is also involved into the problem of global food security solving. Our country is a supplier of UN World Food Programme and is important at the global food market”, said the Minister.
Mykola Prysyazhnyuk also stressed the importance of the grain sector, as it is the base for food production. Therefore, Ukraine is currently expanding the geography of export.
The Minister also stressed the need to form accurate balances of production and food supplies at the state, regional and world levels. This is the task of the Agricultural Market Information System AMIS, which operates at the G20. Ukraine may head AMIS in 2014.
“I would like international organizations and governments of other countries to support Ukraine as a candidate to lead AMIS in 2014. Ukraine can influence the global situation and will do everything to stabilize it, rather than shake the market,” said the Minister.