14:57 EconomyBelarusian commodity exchange, ECCAC outline avenues of cooperation Belarusian-Chinese exchange trade in timber and agricultural products and also cooperation in import substitution have been identified as priority areas of cooperation between the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) and the Economic & Commercial Counselors Alliance in China (ECCAC).
14:26 In PicturesFirst snow of the season in Belarus The air temperature is forecast to continue to drop in Belarus in the coming days.
14:25 PresidentLukashenko gives like to Brest Oblast The head of state made a few comments after presenting orders and medals and praising this year's achievements of agricultural workers during the official ceremony. In particular, he mentioned several lingering drawbacks.
14:21 EconomyHarvest almost complete in Belarus Grain and leguminous crops (including maize) were harvested from 2.38 million hectares, which is 99.4% of the plan. Agricultural companies and farmers have threshed 9.406 million tonnes of grain.
14:11 PresidentLukashenko wants local producers to replace McDonald's in Belarus McDonald's, which is leaving Belarus, should be replaced by Belarusian enterprises and manufacturers, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
13:56 PresidentSanctions period seen as time of colossal opportunities for Belarusian agribusiness Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I promise you: we will not have another time exactly like this. Appreciate every kopeck and invest it where necessary. In order to get even bigger returns from agricultural industry.”
13:49 PresidentLukashenko awards best Belarusian agricultural workers Almost 600 specialists were invited to attend the event. These were not only heads of agricultural enterprises but also many agricultural workers, including tractor drivers, cattle breeders, milking machine operators and representatives of many other professions.
13:30 PresidentLukashenko praises Belarus' bumper grain harvest this year For the first time Belarus has produced more than a tonne of grain per capita this year. We must keep this momentum, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a ceremony to honor best agricultural workers.
13:09 EconomyChambers of commerce of Belarus, Pakistan discuss business cooperation There are many areas that may be of interest to business of Belarus and Pakistan, Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) Denis Meleshkin said during the Belarusian-Pakistani business meeting.
13:07 PresidentLukashenko offers his vision of village of the future “Efficient production is the basis of our village of the future. We are doing everything possible to improve the quality of life in rural areas,” the Belarusian leader said. According to him, a lot has already been done in this direction. The first project, namely agro-towns, has been completed. These are almost 1,500 villages which offer modern living conditions.
12:55 PresidentLukashenko calls for higher wages for Belarusian agricultural workers Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that without intensive and meticulous work, without innovations and mutual assistance it is impossible to achieve high results. Prosperity can be achieved only through creative labor, he noted.
12:47 PresidentLukashenko speaks about results to aim for in agriculture This year Belarus had a record high harvest of more than 10.5 million tonnes of grain. "This is almost one and a half million more than last year," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
12:37 PresidentLukashenko: Country's wellbeing, food security rest on agriculture The wellbeing of the state as well as its food security rest on the shoulders of agricultural workers, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a ceremony to honor best agricultural workers in Minsk on 18 November.
12:36 PresidentBelarusian agribusiness doing well despite Western sanctions Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked: “Despite sanctions meant to choke Belarusian producers we traditionally occupy decent positions in world rankings. Belarus is one of the top five exporters of dairy products, which can be found in supermarkets of nearly 50 countries today.”
12:26 PresidentLukashenko: World is one step away from global food catastrophe The world is one step away from a global food catastrophe, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a ceremony o honor best agricultural workers.