As of January 1st, this year, there were 45,035 farms in Ukraine. There were 44,409 in January of the last year, writes Agro-Center.
According to the State Statistics Service, in 2017, the number of farms in our country increased by 2% (or by 626 farms).
The number of agricultural cooperatives has also increased. As of January 1st, 2017, there were 2014 (997 productions and 1017 services). In the beginning of 2018, there were 2069 (996 productions and 1073 services). That is, by 55 cooperatives or 3% more.
According to Iryna Palamar, head of the Association of Animal Farmers, such figures testify to the revival of the agrarian sector.
“For the last few years, the number of agricultural enterprises had been decreasing. By the end of 2013, we had 49132 farms, that is, by 9% more than today, and by 11% more than last year, as well as 2223 agricultural cooperatives, which is by 8 % more than in 2018 and by 11% more than a year ago,”
said Irina Palamar.
She added that the Ukrainians began to understand that it is better to make money working on their land rather than go abroad to work at foreign plants.