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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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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.



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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
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