USAID, through the Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) purchased and delivered a front-end telescopic loader fto the agricultural products trader Zlata Trade, whichoperates in southern and central Ukraine. This equipment will enable Zlata Trade to optimize the operation of one ofits (grain) elevators.
According to the company’s estimates, operating the telescopic loader will increase its grain shipments by 500 tons per day.
Zlata Trade currently uses loaders that are over 15 years old in its elevators. When this equipment breaks down – which happens frequently and unpredictably – it affects the entire supply chain. The new telehandler provided by USAID will therefore help to ensure the stable operation of the elevator, and sustain its grain trade.
Background: Assistance to agricultural producers and infrastructure companies is under 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.