USAID’s Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) has delivered three 600-kilowatt generators to IMC, one of Ukraine’s top ten agricultural holding companies. The generators will be used at the company’s grain elevatorsin Chernihiv, Poltava, and Sumy Oblasts, to enable them to remain operational during power outages.
The generators will enable IMC to remain resilient in the face of power challenges that are expected during the 2023-2024 winter. A repetition of the previous year’s occurrences, Russia`s attacks on the energy infrastructure, are expected to cause periodic power outages. These, sometimes last for several days, which completely disrupted the entire production process and the export of grain. A such, the delivery of the generators is a timely assistance that will ultimately support the resilience of Ukraine’s economy.
Additionally, USAID ERA provided IMC with three scales for weighing automobile transport at the company’s elevators.
Background: Assistance to agricultural producers and infrastructure companies is under part of the Agriculture Resilience Initiative (AGRI) – Ukraine, implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It aims to help Ukraine increase its capacity to produce, store, transport, and export grain.