The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have signed a memorandum on cooperation in agriculture, the ministry's press service has told Ukrinform.
Both parties seek to strengthen cooperation in the agricultural and food sectors and build a strong strategic partnership to address food security issues, the statement said.
To achieve these goals, both parties agreed to cooperate and exchange information in the field of horticulture and animal husbandry, including agricultural statistics, exchange of data on climate conditions to increase productivity. They also agreed to exchange information on food security needs and provide support amid limited resources and supply chain disruptions.
As part of the memorandum, it is planned to renew the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cochran Fellowship Program in Ukraine. The memorandum will also help improve communication on bilateral trade.
Both parties also discussed the transformation of agri-food systems in the face of the war in Ukraine.