The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has announced an international tender for the purchase of storage facilities for 4 million tons of Ukrainian grain.
This is reported Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukrainereports Ukrinform.
“The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has announced an international tender for the purchase of storage facilities grain and addressing the current shortage of storage facilities in Ukraine in order to provide farmers with the necessary equipment for grain storage during 2022-2023. The tender was announced within the framework of projects financed by the governments of Canada and Japan,” the statement said.
Bids are accepted until 14:00 Kyiv time on August 5, 2022.
It is noted that as part of the tender, grain storage sleeves, grain loaders and unloaders, as well as modular granaries with a tent cover and a capacity of 300 to 1,000 tons (for wheat) will be purchased.
The Ministry of Agrarian Policy notes that these purchases will take place as part of the Grain Storage Support Strategy, which aims to provide storage capacity for 4.07 million tons of grain, or approximately 25% of the estimated deficit of granaries.
It is expected that most of the proposed technologies will be transferred to the oblast level before early to mid-October, when crop storage needs peak.
As reported, the Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy recommended to approve in the first reading and in general draft law on exemption from taxation of import customs duties on goods used for the storage of grains and oilseeds (No. 7548-1). Before the start of a full-scale war, Ukrainian farmers had warehousing capacity for about 75 million tons at their disposal. Granaries for 10 million tons are located in temporarily occupied territories, some were damaged or destroyed as a result of hostilities. Therefore, a possible shortage of capacities for storing crops until the end of the year was estimated at 10 to 15 million tons.