Manja slova Veća slova RSS

Ask The Deputy Prime Minister

             Ask the Deputy Prime Minister


Simović: Additional EUR 850,000 of non-refundable support to producers for milk processing on farm

Simović: Additional EUR 850,000 of non-refundable support to producers for milk processing on farm
Published date: 18.08.2020 17:00 | Author: PR Service

Ispis Print

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Milutin Simović presented earlier today, the results of the measure - Support for milk processing on the farm, through which the Ministry paid, in the first half of this year, over EUR 850 thousand to producers throughout Montenegro. 

Since the introduction of this support measure, three years ago, a total of EUR 4 million of support has been paid, including the production of over EUR 90 million liters of milk and about 7,200 tons of various dairy products, which have been placed on the market. 

The presentation of the results was held as part of a working visit to Pljevlja, with a reason, because the producers from this municipality are the most numerous beneficiaries of the support. In the first half of this year, over EUR 200 thousand, or about a quarter of the total support, were paid for 449 producers from Pljevlja. The presentation was held in Kosanica, on the property of the renowned agricultural producer Vukoman Petrović.

Always on the field with the hosts

"Even today, we are on the field with hard-working hosts, to present the achieved results, to see the challenges, to agree and plan. This is one of over 320 field visits in the past three and a half years. This approach and the unity of hard-working hosts and entrepreneurs, the Government and local self-governments that we have built, deliver encouraging results," said Simović.

He reminded that the measure of support for milk processing on the farm was created for the first time three years ago, as a result of understanding the needs of hard-working cattle breeders, who were neither in the milk purchase system, nor in the support system.

"The fact that we have 1,603 users this year, speaks the best about significance and the results. Three years ago, when we introduced this type of support, we had only 278 users. In four years, the production of over 90 million liters of milk and about 7,200 tons of various dairy products were placed on the market," said Simović, adding that for the first half of 2020, over EUR 850 thousand were paid into the accounts of producers yesterday. 

Since the introduction of the measure three years ago, over EUR 4 million have been paid so far. 

According to Simović, the estimate is that this year alone will include the production of over 35 million liters of milk, ie the production of over 3,000 tons of various dairy products.

Decisively to take new chances

"The achieved results encourage and motivate, but also oblige us to continue in future, even more decisively and dedicatedly, the implementation of this and numerous other generous agro-budgetary measures and projects, aimed at improving agricultural production and improving the quality of life in rural areas. At a time of great global challenges, such as the coronavirus pandemic, domestic production has shown its full significance. Therefore, within the third package of measures, the Government created the Concept of rapid strides in the agricultural sector, which provides great opportunities and opportunities for the development of a wide cooperative network, especially in the field of animal husbandry. I am sure that many valuable producers will recognize and DECISIVELY use these new opportunities for the benefit of their progress and the progress of the entire country," said Deputy Prime Minister Simović from Pljevlja.

For full press release in Montenegrin, please click here

PR service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development