Keep­ing the Goal in Sight

In the new five-year pe­riod Be­larus will main­tain a strong fo­cus on en­hanc­ing ef­fi­ciency of the agri­cul­tural in­dus­try

Economy of Belarus - - 2011-2015: FIVE YEARS OF GROWTH - Valery IVANOV, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of the Repub­lic of Be­larus

Strate­gic Goals

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.

Agri­cul­tural Spe­cial­iza­tion

Spe­cial­iza­tion is es­sen­tial for en­hanc­ing the ef­fi­ciency in agri-

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