Press Release

Call for applications for receiving sleeves for grain storage starts through the State Agrarian Registry

26 September 2022

With donors’ support, FAO and MAPF will provide farmers with 30 000 polyethylene grain sleeves

Caption: Grain sleeves in use
Photo: © FAO

26 September 2022, Kyiv – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food (MAPF) announce the start of registration for receiving temporary grain storage equipment (sleeves) of 200 tons each. The programme is implemented with the financial support of the governments of Canada and Japan, and the Australian philanthropic organization Minderoo Foundation.

“Providing such assistance to Ukrainian farmers is part of the FAO Grain Storage Support Strategy, the purpose of which is to address the grain storage deficit,” said Pierre Vauthier, head of the FAO Ukraine office. “This is a critical intervention, the objective of which is to support Ukrainian farmers and contribute to global food security.”

In total, FAO and the Ministry will distribute 30 000 polyethylene grain sleeves. The grain storage equipment will be available for agriproducers: legal entities and individual entrepreneurs who cultivate land on the territory of Ukraine, except for temporarily occupied ones.

“The number of sleeves that the farmer will receive will be calculated according to the number of applications received and in proportion to the area of ​​cultivated land," said Markiyan Dmytrasevych, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food.

Applications for participation in the programme have to be submitted through the State Agrarian Registry (SAR). Thanks to this system, farmers do not need to send a physical copy of the application or deliver it, and then check the correctness. It is enough to sign in to the personal electronic account at home, choose among the available support programmes the FAO programme to provide temporary grain storage equipment (sleeves)and fill in the appropriate electronic form.

The main criteria for programme participants:

-          land area under official cultivation (owned or leased) is from 100 to 10 000 hectares;

-          use the received sleeves exclusively for storage of their own-grown products;

-          the cultivated lands must be located in the government-controlled territories of Ukraine;

-          self-delivery of grain sleeves from warehouses in their or in the neighboring oblast (from Dnipropetrovska oblast for agricultural producers from Donetska, Luhanska or Zaporizka oblasts, or from Mykolaivska oblast for agricultural producers from Khersonska oblast).

Small and medium-sized agricultural producers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application call will be open for two weeks till 9 October. After review and analysing of all received applications, the programme participants will receive confirmation of assistance via DAR, and will also be notified of the address of the warehouse for self-delivery of sleeves to the territory of the agrarian enterprise.

In addition, FAO and the Ministry will hold an introductory webinar where farmers will be able to ask any questions regarding registration and participation in the support programme.


Date and time: 28 September 2022, 15:00 (Kyiv time)


If you have additional questions or feedback, please contact us via the hotline contacts:

-          Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – regarding participation in the support programme:

+38 099 090 7582; +38 068 318 0943;

-          Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food – on technical issues related to the registration through the SAR system:

+38 044 339 9215;




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