MINSK, 3 April (BelTA) – The work on state support of non-commercial sectors of the Belarusian agro-industrial complex needs to be more efficient, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the national seminar held on 3 April to discuss rural development and ways to enhance the efficiency of the country's agrarian sector, BelTA has learned.
“Of course, the major non-commercial sectors of the agro-industrial complex will be supported by the state. However, I expect more efficiency here,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
The head of state named science and agrarian education, seed production, breeding, melioration, soil fertility preservation, phytosanitary and other measures as the main such sectors of the country's agro-industrial complex. “These areas will be supported,” the president said.
Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that each of these sub-sectors should have their indicators, the achievement of which will secure financing.
“As for commercial projects, we will support only those which envisage return on investment in the near future, no more than 5-7 years,” the head of state said.
“We need to think about the economy, its quality indicators: milk yield, crop yield, weight gain, and fodder consumption. With modern technology and equipment, basic production discipline and the use of productive varieties of plants and animal breeds, it is possible to increase the efficiency of the agrarian sector by at least one and a half times today,” the Belarusian leader said.More about President