Updated at 13:48,15-08-2017

Agriculture is the governments main beneficiary

Solidarity with Belarus information office

A commission headed by Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich has been set up to address problems in rural areas.

Despite statements by President Lukashenko, agricultural spending will not be cut for political reasons. The Agro-industrial Complex (AIC) is one of the main recipients of the states social and economic aid and is heavily subsidised from the state budget. AIC executives make up a significant part of government managers at all levels.