USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) purchased 85 grain wagons for Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), one of the largest foreign exporters of Ukrainian grains and oilseeds. ERA delivered the first set of 20 wagons to their elevators.
LDC expects these wagons will increase grain exports by 111,000 tons per year and enhance their market independence. Additionally, LDC will be able to expand their geographic reach and load grain from previously inaccessible corners of Ukraine.
LDC’s entire fleet consists of 660 grain wagons. Most of their grain wagons are fully operational, while a few wagons are stranded in Russia-occupied territories. LDC exports grain to countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
The procurement of equipment for agricultural companies is carried out within the framework of the Agricultural Sustainability Initiative in Ukraine (AGRI-Ukraine), implemented by the United States Agency for International Development, to mitigate the global food crisis exacerbated by Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine.
More information about the initiative is available under the link.