Despite Russia's military aggression, Ukraine consistently supports farmers to ensure food security, as reported by the Committee on Agricultural and Land Policy.
Since the start of the program, 115 farms have received 452.9 million hryvnias (11.4 million euros) in state assistance, according to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food.
Of this amount, 359.7 million hryvnias (9,053 thousand euros) were allocated to 97 enterprises for the development of orchards, berry farming, and viticulture, and another 93.2 million hryvnias (2,346 thousand euros) were disbursed to 18 farms for greenhouse projects.
It is noted that the Government Grant Program has been in effect since July 1, 2022, and provides support to small and medium-sized businesses. Among its advantages is the opportunity for anyone interested to create or expand their own business in the directions of "Own Business," "Own Orchard," "Own Greenhouse," and "New Level."
Grants are available for up to 70% of project costs, with a maximum limit of 10 million hryvnias. Applicants must provide 30% of the project cost from personal or credit funds. A mandatory condition is the employment of the required number of workers. For orchards, this ranges from 5 to 10 permanent employees and 125-425 seasonal workers, depending on the type of planting. For greenhouses, there must be at least 14 individuals per hectare.