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21 July 2022, 09:00

Ivanov: Skillful harvesting is key to Belarus' food security

Photos courtesy of Galina Gavrilovich, the website of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee
Photos courtesy of Galina Gavrilovich, the website of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee

MINSK, 21 July (BelTA) – Well-conducted harvesting is crucial for Belarus' food security, Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate Valery Ivanov said at the Zazhinki regional festival that took place on the field of the Alexandriyskoye agricultural company in Shklov District, BelTA has learned.

“Grain fields this year are pleasing to the eye. This is due to the fact that all of you have made every effort to grow a good harvest. Yet, we cannot really assess the quality of harvest until this grain is in the storage,” he stressed.

Valery Ivanov
Valery Ivanov

Valery Ivanov noted that all efforts and resources invested into the harvesting can be totally wasted if the process is approached in a careless way. “The first results are encouraging - almost 70 centners per hectare. I know the potential of Shklov District firsthand. And this potential should be translated into results,” he said.

Losses must not be allowed during harvesting. “Losses, as the head of state said, are a crime. I address machine operators. You perform a lot of works on the field, starting from soil preparation, crop growing, and now harvesting. Therefore, I ask you to value your work. I wish all of us to fulfill the tasks set by the head of state and the country. Well-conducted harvesting will ensure food security, there will be food and prosperity in the country,” Valery Ivanov emphasized.

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