News Release - September 27, 2000
SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA DEVELOPING AGRICULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS IN UKRAINE
Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food Minister Clay Serby and Manitoba Agriculture
and Food Minister Rosann Wowchuk will visit the Canada-Ukraine Beef and Forage
Development Project in Ukraine, October 3-7.
"The visit is part of a joint Saskatchewan-Manitoba effort to build long-term
trade relationships with Ukraine, relationships that could form the basis for
new business in animal genetics, forage seed and machinery," Serby said.
"Manitoba is excited to be participating in this project and we look forward to
sharing our knowledge and skills with our Ukrainian partners," Wowchuk said.
"Through this information and technology transfer, we will assist major
Ukrainian institutions in developing extension programs aimed at helping
farmers in that country."
The ministers will visit project sites at Kovel and Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky.
They will also lead a seminar at the Canadian Embassy, show casing their
respective provinces' legislative and regulatory frameworks for agriculture.
In 1999, Saskatchewan and Manitoba departments of agriculture each made
$300,000 in kind commitments to work together on the four-year project. The $6
million development project is a co-operative effort between the Canadian
International Development Agency (CIDA) and Ukraine. Saskatchewan Trade and
Export Partnership (STEP) in Regina manages the project.
For more information, contact:
Susie Miller Gerry Adamson Alan Carson
Saskatchewan Agriculture Saskatchewan Trade & Manitoba
and Food Export Partnership Agriculture and
Regina Regina Food
Phone: (306) 787-5245 Phone: (306) 787-9210 Phone: (204) 945-3492