USA for the corresponding period this year, but they are still 27.8% less than the volume of imports in 2019, said the head of investment and logistics of the National Research Center "Institute of Agrarian Economics", Ph.D. Alexander Zakharchuk. The tendency to increase the import of seed material, which was observed in Ukraine since 2015 and persisted until last year, was the result of a sharp increase in demand due to increased consumption by holding companies and large and medium-sized producers. Quarantine and logistical restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 gave impetus to the development of domestic seed production and foreign breeding companies within the country, the expert explained. It should be taken into account, said the scientist, that most foreign seed companies have already built their plants in Ukraine and to localize their production in our country sell seeds to domestic producers, without even importing it from abroad. In 2020, the lion's share ...
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