Agriculture and trade

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
10:00 - 15:00 (CET)

The Kiev forum provided a basis for a rich discussion amongst the participants about the potential of Ukrainian agriculture not to produce simply what the country needs but to contribute to overall world supplies. Ukraine’s economic and social development is not possible without the establishment of innovative production and agricultural technologies. Today, the agricultural industry is one of the few sectors of Ukrainian economy that is showing stable growth; nonetheless investment and support remain necessary.

From this discussion we could deduce that participants believe there is a bright future for Ukrainian agriculture and that the country can become a key player in achieving food and environmental security. However, in order to fully exploit this great potential, a number of key factors were identified by the participants. These included: long term political stability (which was seen as key for attracting investment into the sector), technical development of the agricultural sector, an introduction of the latest production technologies for crop and livestock sector products or availability of credit for farmers and agri-business.


May 27, 2009

10:00 - 15:00 (CET)

10:00 - 10:20 (CET)

Introduction and presentation of the results of the FFA’09

Thierry de l’ESCAILLE, Secretary General of ELO

10:20 - 10:40 (CET)

Assistance to Ukraine in the field of Food Safety, Agriculture and Rural development in the context of the European Neighborhood Policy

Partnership policy – the technical assistance
Natalya KORCHAKOVA, Delegation of European Commission to Ukraine

10:40 - 11:00 (CET)

Ukrainian perspective

Ministry of Agriculture in Ukraine

11:00 - 11:20 (CET)

Ukraine and Central Europe

Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture,
Vidas JOUDSNUKIS, Lithuanian Family Farmers’ Union

11:20 - 11:40 (CET)

Coffee break

11:40 - 12:00 (CET)

Science and technology in agriculture - expanding our capacity to produce efficiently

Mark TITTERINGTON, Director of European Public Affairs, Syngenta Brussels Office

12:00 - 12:20 (CET)

Swedish case study in Ukraine

Carl STUREN, President of Chumak Company

12:20 - 12:40 (CET)

English experience on growing crops

Andrew STREETER, Arable Group, UK

12:40 - 14:00 (CET)


14:00 - 14:20 (CET)

Sustainable agriculture in Ukraine

Learning Centres, development of a new crop for dry conditions – Sorghum
Francois BURGHGRAEVE, Head of Marketing, Syngenta Ukraine

14:20 - 14:40 (CET)

Work on the field

Example of Mriya Company
Andriy BURYAK –CFO of Mriya Company

14:40 - 15:00 (CET)


Conclusions & next steps

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