Keeping the Goal in Sight
In the new five-year period Belarus will maintain a strong focus on enhancing efficiency of the agricultural industry
In 2015 Belarus’ agricultural industry should reach the following goals:
- to produce 12 million tonnes of grain, 10.7 million tonnes of milk, 5.5 million tonnes of sugar beet, sell 2 million tonnes of cattle and poultry on a live-weight basis;
- to ensure 39-45% production growth at all types of agricultural enterprises;
- to increase revenues and profits from selling products (works, services) 2.2 and 9.2 times respectively;
recent upturn in agricultural production came on the heels of the 20062010 rural revival program. it brought the agricultural production onto a new level and restored the social infrastructure of rural communities. relying on the foundation we have laid we are determined to further enhance the agricultural production and labor through technical upgrade of the industry.
- to raise the profitability of sales to 10-11%;
- to enhance labor efficiency to the average of Br85-90 million per one employed person per year;
- to increase agricultural and food exports to $7.2 billion, to ensure trade surplus to the tune of $4 billion;
- to raise the average monthly payment in the agricultural sector to $750 in equivalent.
To fulfill these strategic goals the government has developed the state rural development program for 2011-2015. The program sets out a set of measures to raise the efficiency of the domestic agricultural industry.
Streamlining Economic Management
We are set to optimize the state support for the agricultural industry, encourage investments, promote business activity, cooperation and integration, and provide more labor incentives for rural workers.
We will keep streamlining the legal framework that regulates agricultural production, improving pricing, taxation and credit mechanisms. We will provide new progressive incentives to top managers, specialists and workers to spur labor efficiency and secure economic stability of a company. This will include personifying property and allowing economic entities to choose most optimal payment schemes and rural dwellers to choose preferable remuneration forms.
Specialization is essential for enhancing the efficiency in agri-