Domestic garlic in high demand in Ukraine

It was a mild winter this year in the Ukraine, followed by spring rains, so although it is too early to tell, a good garlic harvest is expected if the current situation continues.

Ukrainian garlic company Patriot expects to harvest around 300 tonnes of fresh garlic this season which is a 30% increase compared to last year's harvest. According to Natalia Sudarkina from Patriot, almost all of this volume has been reserved for Ukrainian supermarkets.

Empowerment of women farmers' movement in Ukraine

Strong male and female leaders build strong communities. Together they cause positive changes in the society. Stable democratic and economic development is possible only if there is equality between men and women. Therefore, the development of women's leadership is viewed as an integral part of all projects supported by the Canadian Government.

On the 4th - the 5th of February conference "Prospects and Opportunities of Women Farmers' Movement in Ukraine" took place in Kyiv. It became possible thanks to collaboration of three Projects defined by agricultural producers as Horticulture, Milk and Grain Project. These projects are supported by the Canadian Government represented by Global Affairs Canada.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RURAL WOMEN

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

Every year on the 15th of October, strating in 1998, most countries of the world celebrate INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RURAL WOMEN. This day was established to recognize and honor the contribution that rural women invest in their families, communities and the world at large. Unfortunately, the activities of rural women remained unrecognized and undervalued for a long time. This is despite the fact that they (rural women) produce more than half of agricultural products in the world, affecting both food security and economic development in general.

Oleksiy Pavlenko: Reforms are happening in Ukraine's agrarian sector

Successful reform is an available indication of how effective the work of a public authority in a certain area is. This includes qualitative positive changes, optimization of operation conditions for everyone involved in a particular field of activities.

As far as Ukraine’s agrarian sector is concerned, while reforming it, particular attention should be paid to the interests of two categories – small and medium producers focused mainly on the domestic market and large export companies engaged in manufacturing of products in significant quantities and ready to supply them to the international markets.

Canadian expertise, equipment needed in agricultural sector

Although Ukraine's agricultural industry is popular among international investors, Canada is only responsible for less than $25 million of last year's trade turnover in the sector with Ukraine. But Canada can still fill a major gap with its vast agriculture expertise and farming machinery. 

Although overall trade turnover between the two countries fell in 2014, to $264 million, agriculture could drive a rebound.