Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko inspected the progress in the harvest campaign in OAO Aleksandriyskoye on 11 August.
The head of state was informed about the operation the enterprise. The President was told that the enterprise does well in general, but at the same time it is seriously affected by a large credit burden. “We need to work out a mechanism, a certain procedure for repaying loans for such farms, so that they could operate, develop and pay off loans,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
He was also updated on the harvesting process in other agricultural organizations of Shklov District and Mogilev Oblast in general. The President was told that, as practice shows, the yield of Belarusian grain varieties is much higher that the yield of imported seeds. The head of state stressed that Belarusian farmers should focus on using locally bred seeds. “We have enough seeds,” Alexander Lukashenko remarked.
“Do not focus import. I have said many times that our competitors will never give their best seeds. They will give us what they do not need,” the head of state is convinced. “I do not think we would give our best seeds to any country except Russia either. Russia has always given good seeds to us.”
Special attention was paid to lagging enterprises, improvement of their activities.
The President discussed with experts the specifics of the agricultural holding company Kupalovskoye, possible ways to reorganize the manufacturing process.
Alexander Lukashenko tested the Belarusian grain harvester Palesse GS2124 in the fields of OAO Aleksandriyskoye. The head of state voiced his intention to see the vehicle in action during his visit to Gomselmash.
“These harvesters are for the farms that have learned how to get the soil ready. This is really the harvester of the future,” the President said. He drew particular attention to the need for greater localization in the production of machinery and the training harvester operators.
Alexander Lukashenko also got familiar with other Gomselmash novelties: harvesters GS3219 and GS19R.
The President stressed that enterprises should exploit the equipment with care. For this, harvester operators and machine operators should be sent to see how these vehicles are created. “This is a very important thing, Therefore, it is necessary for at least the country’s largest farms do such things. The same should be done at MTZ and MAZ, he stressed.
A proposal was voiced to develop continuity among harvester operators. Earlier, for example, there was such a practice when they took their children to work, but after several tragic accidents this format was turned down. Alexander Lukashenko instructed to look into the issues to boost continuity among the workers of the agricultural complex and at the same time enhance safety rules. “Submit suggestions and we will launch the process on 1 January,” he said.