Canada will help Ukraine solve the problem of granaries – UNIAN

The initiative will allow storage of an additional 2.4 million tons of grain in 2022-2023.

FAO will purchase laboratory equipment worth up to $ 2 million / photo REUTERS

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 shortage granaries in Ukraine.

This is reported press office organizations.

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.

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“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.

The situation with granaries:

FAO, with the support of Japan, allocated $17 million to Ukraine to preserve the future crop and ensure the export of grain crops.

On June 15, 2022, information appeared that the United States, together with European allies, was working to export grain from Ukraine by rail, in particular through the construction granaries on the Ukrainian border.

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