Some 16 agricultural companies of the Lelchitsy region are the linchpin of the region’s economy, which specializes in production of milk, meat, cereals, potatoes, mangel and other vegetables. The arable land occupies 38,484ha. There are 21,028 head of cattle at the local farms including 7,040 – cows. At present, 1,855 employees are involved in the sphere of agriculture in the region.
They plan to develop 10 agro-towns in the Lelchitsy region by 2010. Two of them – Simonichi and Buinovichi – will start functioning in 2005.