MINSK, 25 July (BelTA) - Belarus is not facing hunger, the country became food self-sufficient long time ago, Deputy Director General of Research Center for Agriculture of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Dmitry Luzhinsky said in an interview to Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned.
“Belarus does not need to grow a lot of agricultural products, especially in what concerns crop production, to ensure its food security. For example, 1 million tonnes is enough to provide all our people with bakery and confectionery products and all kinds of cereals, while we produce 6-8 million tonnes of cereals every year. This means Belarus has long become fully self-sufficient in food,” Dmitry Luzhinsky said.
Belarus will not face hunger, the deputy director general said. “The rest of the grain is used to feed livestock which means additional production of livestock. That is, by increasing the production of crop products, we can get more livestock products in the future. We are fully self-sufficient in all major food products, because we are constantly working on the development of agriculture to increase productivity and yields. I think that Belarus as a country situated in the center of Europe is not going to face hunger in any way,” he added.