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UKRAINE, AGRO TECHNOLOGY, Agro Technology Export delegation to Lviv in Ukraine, 4-5 October 2023 - webinar 15 June

Join our export delegation to Ukraine with farm visits and b2b meeting!

Ukrainian agricultural sector is a key factor in the Ukrainian policy for maintaining and recovery of the Ukrainian economy in a time of war. 25 % of the Ukrainian agricultural production are influenced by the war and have a negative impact for the total production. But this also means that the remaining companies have to increase production for fulfilling domestic demand and export contracts. Ukraine has started the application process for EU-membership. The process to align regulations to EU regulations have started and the Ukrainian producers will soon have to adapt these new rules, which shall make them competitive at EU level. 

The Ukrainian agro sector is one of the largest to boarder the EU, with large areas of black soil to make it the grain chamber of not just the European area, but in the world in general. Ukrainian grains and vegetable oils are essential for the worlds food supply. The animal production has also been in growth for the past years, due to easy access to feeds. The war has also influenced the energy sector, and the biomass for energy production becomes more and more important both to ensure a more diversified energy supply, where biomass is the key factor to make the energy supply more sustainable. For both the animal sector and the energy sector the logistics for handling, storage and processing of crops become more important. The sector has been challenged by bans for export through the normal “highway” for grain exports via the Black Sea. The Ukrainian market is looking for access to agro technology for recovery and modernisation of the sector, but also for potential partnerships for increasing production of technology in Ukraine. This make Ukraine the optimum target for Danish AgriTech solutions. 

The trip will be held with Ukrainian stakeholders in the Agro sector at the BankHotel in Lviv. The Lviv area in Western part of Ukraine. And farm/company visits will be arranged in reasonable distance of Lviv. In 2022 Ukrainian companies exhibited their products at Agromek exhibition in Denmark and mutual contacts was established. The Lviv area is a key area for Danish farm and company investments.
Due to the present restrictions for travelling to Ukraine, this delegation trip is offered to start in Rzezow, Poland where the non-Ukrainian participants meets and will be transported by bus to Lviv and return to Rzezow after the delegation visit to Ukraine.

WEBINAR ON 15 JUNE
15 June from 12:00-13:30, we are hosting a TEAMS meeting for Danish companies interested in the Ukrainian market and participation in the export delegation. The contents cover a market briefing, an update on financing, a walk-though of the focus, perspectives and programme of the delegation. L&F and the Danish embassy in Kyiv is organizing. The meeting will be in English and free of charge.

If you wish to participate, please send an email to Michael Stahlschmidt, mis@lf.dk by 14 June at 10:00. You will receive an invitation for the meeting the day before.

MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

Danish companies are already very involved in the Ukrainian pork production. It includes investors and companies supplying technology and genetics for the sector. The war time has reduced the production capacity in the eastern part of Ukraine heavily, and producers in the other part of the country are investigating the possibilities for increased production through increased productivity and new investments. The financial market has found new stability during the ward and financing is available for new products. In April 2023 the Danish financial institutions EIFO and IFU announced that they reopen for the possible co-financing and export credits for the trade to Ukraine. Other countries are in the movement for similar actions in order to support business driven investments in the private sector in Ukraine. 
There is a good market for the Danish cluster of sustainable agriculture, agro intelligence, know-how and technological solutions, and working closely with the companies, but also local or provincial authorities, it is also expected to open doors for further export to Ukraine.

PIG PRODUCTION IN UKRAINE
The war has caused a decrease in the production of pork meat from 750 t. tonnes to 650 t. tonnes and a concentration on the pig production into the bigger farm. Prices of pork meat has increased from 1,4 USD/kg to 1,75 USD/kg and feed prices have been stabilized at a lower level than before the war outbreak. Improved incomes in 2022 have generated an investment interest among the pork producers.

CATTLE PRODUCTION IN UKRAINE
The Ukrainian milk production has dropped approximately 16 % from 2,3 mio. Kg milk to 2 mill kg milk in 2022. The remaining producers intend to cover the missed production by increased productivity.
The cattle sector expects to purchase breeding cattle for increased milk yields and improved food security for the country. Improved technology and health improvements through increased veterinarian support are among the needed activities. 

GRAIN & FEED LOGISTICS
86 mln t of cereals and pulses were harvested in 2021 from 32,8 mill ha’s of arable land. In 2022 25 % of the agricultural land has been unproductive due to war. Ukraine is a main exporter of corn and wheat + other crops. But the export has been disturbed by bans of transport via the black Sea. The sector is looking for rebuilding of storage systems and logistic system to transport the grains via alternative channels to the world market.

BIOMASS & BIOENERGY
Energy supply has been hit by war as well and Ukraine is looking for alternatives, which fulfils a need for more decentralized energy sources which is based on renewable sources. Biomass is in increased focus for direct use in combined heat and power plants, biogas production and other biofuels. The large agricultural production leaves a big part of plant residues for this purpose. New policies and investment plans are in process and will renew the area substantially.

FOCUS
Take part in the joint export promotion for Danish production technologies, which will provide your company with the opportunity to visit some of the leading producers in Ukraine. The delegation will be an opportunity to gain an understanding of local needs and your company’s export potential to one of the largest agricultural industries in Europe. 

The program will take place at BankHotel, Lviv and surrounding area. The hotel provides facilities for our planned seminars on Danish solutions and experiences with resource efficient production based on the newest technologies. This format provides a good platform for company presentation. After the seminar, you will have the opportunity to have b-2-b, where you can pitch your solutions in tailor made groups.  It is foreseen the seminar will accommodate 70-100 farmers from Ukraine. Aside the seminars and b-2-b meetings the program consists of farm/company visits in the area Lviv.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Companies within production, services, and solutions for:

  • Genetics for pig or cattle
  • Feed for pig or cattle
  • Equipment for feed handling 
  • Stable equipment for pig and cattle
  • Ventilation for pig and cattle
  • Agro intelligence 
  • Water solutions
  • Biomass handling and processing for energy 
  • Manure handling and storage (biogas)
  • Grain and feed logistics

PRICE
The total price for participation in the delegation to Ukraine for companies is DKK 15,300 after deduction of 50% subsidy from Danish Trade Council (and based on 12 participating companies) - excl. flight, hotel, dinners, and VAT – for one participant. An extra representative from the same company will be DKK 1,500 per person (max. two).

NOTE: The Danish company is free to have its local representatives represent your company in full during the event. On the registration form you can, if relevant, therefore add the contact information of the local participating person/company. However, only Danish companies in Denmark with a Danish CVR number can register for participation, and the invoice will always be issued in DKK to the Danish company address.

We reserve the right to offer you participation at a different price should any of the above criteria’s change. Should this result in a higher price than quoted, you have the right to cancel your participation. Other expenses not mentioned above are at own expense including visa, flights, dine & drink and hotel.

NOTE: The price is based on 12 participating companies, who are all eligible for subsidy, and 50 percent subsidy (already granted) from the Trade Council of Denmark.
If your company is not eligible for subsidy due to de-minimis issues (having received more than 1,5 mio. DKK in de-minimis subsidy within the past 3 years, including the present) you are binding yourself to pay the full price, meaning without the subsidy. The same conditions apply if you do not wish to receive subsidy.


HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Flights and hotel are not included in the price. Upon registration, you will receive a travel suggestion.

HOW TO REGISTER
Please register here at the latest 20 June 2023.

CONTACT

Danish Agriculture & Food Council 
Michael Stahlschmidt 
mis@lf.dk 
Mobile: +45 2124 1711 

Royal Embassy of Denmark, Ukraine
Lesia Logvynenko 
leslog@um.dk
Direct:   +38 044 200 12 65
Mobile: +38 067 243 80 03

Royal Embassy of Denmark, Ukraine
Poul Jacob Erikstrup
pjerik@um.dk
Direct:   +38 044 200 1271
Mobile: +38 067 182 4639

 

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