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Ukrainian producers visited Dutch farmers and companies under umbrella of PLUS

16 June 2015

 From 7 till 12 June 2015 the Dutch consortium PLUS for Progress organized the incoming trade mission to The Netherlands for Ukrainian agricultural producers. The main focus of the mission was potato growing, smart farming technologies, post-harvest handling and distribution. Ukrainian participants represented agricompanies of different sizes and from different regions. For example, there were small-sized potato growers from Volyn region together with specialist of large agroholdings, such as UkrLandFarming, Industrial Milk Company, MHP and Agro-Region. Also the representatives of professional organizations joined the tour, such as Ukrainian Agribusiness club (UCAB) and Ukrainian Association of Potato Producers (UAVK).

The group visited a number of Dutch potato growers, packers and distributors. Also visited Dutch companies producing seeds, equipment and technology, such as Agrico, Agrifac, SBG Innovations (Raven), Agroplant, Kramer, Aeres Group, Flevotrade and Gebroeders van Liere, Difco International and Phaff Export Marketing. The final point in the programme was AgroInnovation Day at Aeres Praktijkcentrum organized by DLV Plant and the visit to the practical training dairy farm of Aeres.

The mission yielded in may new contacts between Ukrainian and Dutch sides.