MINSK, 11 August (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has given an instruction to buy agricultural products that households have produced in excess as he hosted a meeting on 11 August to discuss the development of the country's food industry, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed to a good yield of grain, vegetables and fruit this year. “Absolutely everything should be processed. There should not be any losses,” the president emphasized. He noted that households also have a good harvest. “This is an extra income for them. If we want people to grow agricultural products on their subsidiary plots, we should buy these products from them. The products they grow in excess should be bought from them,” Aleksandr Lukashenko concluded.
The head of state also discussed rapeseed processing, prices and markets with agricultural industry officials in attendance.