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19 August 2022, 10:09

Lukashenko on visit to Brest Oblast

MINSK, 19 August (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is paying a working visit to Brest Oblast, BelTA has learned.

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In Pruzhany District the head of state is set to visit the agricultural company Zhuravlinoe. In addition to reports on the progress of agricultural work and the social and economic development of the region, Aleksandr Lukashenko will be shown a wide range of rapeseed varieties and hybrids and products made from the seeds of this plant. The technology of this crop cultivation and planting of winter crops will be also in the focus of today's visit. The head of state will be also shown the samples of domestic planters.

The head of state will get familiar with the operation, maintenance and repair of agricultural machinery.

Aleksandr Lukashenko has repeatedly emphasized the importance of rapeseed for the development of agriculture. It is a valuable oil-bearing and fodder crop, a source of high-quality vegetable oil and fodder protein.

“Rapeseed means money for farmers. Today even during these frantic sanctions Europe asks for rapeseed oil. We must reach a million [tonnes of harvest]. We already have more than 700,000 today. Even with these areas if we do everything according to the technology, we will have one million tonnes,” the head of state said during his workign trip to Shklov District in June.

During the head of state's recent working trip to Grodno District, Aleksandr Lukashenko was reported that this year's rapeseed harvest would make up some 800,000 tonnes.

Aleksandr Lukashenko has recently made a number of working trips with a focus on the development of the country's agriculture. Horticulture development was the main topic for discussion during his recent visit to Grodno Oblast. Scientific work in seed growing was discussed as part of the visit to Smolevichi District. In Myadel District the president got familiar with the development of new farms on unused land and efforts to equip machine yards in order to meet modern requirements. Dairy cattle breeding and construction of dairy farms were discussed during his visit to Slutsk District. Many other issues related to social and economic development of the country were also discussed in detail.

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