The Department of Agriculture will donate €750,000 to support 1,000 farmers in Ukraine through the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation.

The donation will fund poultry production kits of 30 one-day-old chicks, as well as animal feed and supplements for highly vulnerable small-holder farmers and households in rural areas at the frontline of the ongoing war.

Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue met with the Ukrainian ambassador to Ireland Larysa Gerasko before announcing the funding on Wednesday.

Ambassador Gerasko described the donation as “another demonstration of Ireland’s unwavering stance with Ukraine” and thanked Irish farmers for their ongoing support.