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Ukraine: UN secures Canadian funding for grain storage | War in Ukraine

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million US dollars funded by Canada to correct the lack of grain storage capacity in Ukraine”,”text”:”The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has just inaugurate a new US$40 million project funded by Canada to address the lack of grain storage capacity in Ukraine”}}”>The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has just launched a new US$40 million project funded by Canada to address the lack of grain storage capacity in Ukraineindicates the agency of theUN in a press release.

This funding should allowmillion tonnes of additional cereals between 2022 and 2023, and provides for the supply of auxiliary technical equipment “,”text”:”to store 2.4million tonnes of additional cereals between 2022 and 2023, and provides for the supply of technical equipment auxiliaries “}}”>to store 2.4 million tonnes of additional cereals between 2022 and 2023, and provides for the supply of auxiliary technical equipmentshe adds, as the decisive harvest period for winter crops (cereals and oilseeds) begins.

million tons, 14% of equipment is damaged or destroyed, 10% are located in the territories occupied by Russia and 30% are full of 22million tons from the 2021 harvest awaiting export”,”text”:”According to the Ukrainian government, out of a total storage capacity of 75million tons, 14% of the equipment is damaged or destroyed, 10% is located in the territories occupied by Russia and 30% are full of 22million tons from the 2021 harvests awaiting export”}}”>According to the Ukrainian government, out of a total storage capacity of 75 million tons, 14% of the equipment is damaged or destroyed, 10% is located in the territories occupied by Russia and 30% is full of 22 million tons from harvests. 2021 awaiting exportfrom the silos of the Black Sea ports in particular, summarizes the CAM.

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With this funding, the UN will provide temporary and permanent solutions for the storage of cereals, in particular by supplying polyethylene grain sleeves, loading and unloading machines and modular long-term storage units for small and medium-sized farms over a large part of the territory, specifies in the press release Pierre Vauthier, head of the country office of the CAM for Ukraine.

Compensate for the loss of storage capacity

This aid is in addition to a previous package of $17 million provided at the beginning of July by the Japanese government to ensure the storage of one million tonnes of cereals.

The objective of the CAM is to compensate for part of the loss of storage capacity linked to the conflict in the amount of 4.07 million tonnes, i.e.% of national storage deficit estimated at 16million tonnes in 2022-2023″,”text”:”25% of the national storage deficit estimated at 16million tonnes in 2022-2023″}}”>25% of the national storage deficit estimated at 16 million tonnes in 2022-2023.

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The international organization, which has so far raised $70.4 million through its aid programs for Ukraine, estimates thatmillion additional US dollars urgently needed to support vulnerable households in rural areas”,”text”:”additional US$110 million urgently needed to support vulnerable households precariousness in rural areas”}}”>An additional US$110 million is urgently needed to support vulnerable households in rural areas.

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