Thursday, 9 February 2017

Ukraine’s Minister of Agriculture meets World Bank

Ukraine’s Minister of Agriculture is meeting with representatives of the World Bank today to discuss the current state of the forest industry in Ukraine and the need for comprehensive reforms.

The Minister said that reform of the forest sector is one of the priorities of the Ministry but it is controversial and difficult in terms of social tension, with many opinions, discrepancies and misinterpretations.

He went on to say that international experience is important and hopes the World Bank will be the synergistic platform for actions in reforming the industry.

Just how controversial can forestry be and does it really need the international experience of the World Bank to sort it out?

And of all the issues in Ukraine, is forestry really a priority?

Those are rhetorical questions.