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Canadian-made “barber” trims Ukrainian fields

Canadian-made “barber” trims Ukrainian fields

By Brigitte Audet-Martin One tell-tale sign that your company has “made it” in another country is that your product becomes so popular it gets a nickname. That’s what happened to Saskatchewan’s Schulte Industries Ltd. in Ukraine, where their rotary cutter is known as “the Barber of the fields.” (Photo courtesy of Schulte Industries Ltd.) Based in Englefeld, Sask., ... Read More
 
On investment in Ukraine’s agriculture

On investment in Ukraine’s agriculture

In the recent years, economic growth of Ukraine has become critically dependent on the agricultural sector’s prospects. In 2010-2016, the industrial share in the country’s GDP dropped from 31.3% to 26.3% (down 5 p.p.), while the agriculture’s contribution grew from 8.3% to 14.4% (up 6 p.p.). Over the three years (2014-2016), the export share of ... Read More
 
Smart agriculture in Ukraine: IT innovations for sustainable farming

Smart agriculture in Ukraine: IT innovations for sustainable farming

Ukrainian start-ups are rushing to stake out the most profitable market niches in the agricultural sector, while venture investors foretell a bright future for agro-technologies, though showing no haste to invest in them. Meanwhile, some agro-corporations are already building their businesses on IT solutions of local developers. So, what is going on in the agtech ... Read More
 
Ukrainian agricultural boom: Why it matters to Irish farmers

Ukrainian agricultural boom: Why it matters to Irish farmers

Ukraine has officially reported yet another record grain harvest for 2016, exceeding 66m tonnes in the process. Of this, wheat accounted for 26.8m tonnes, maize came in at 28m tonnes and the barley harvest amounted to 9.9m tonnes. Aside, 4.3m tonnes of soy bean were also harvested. Agriculture-related products are now the largest exports from Ukraine, accounting for €14.6 billion, or 42.5% ... Read More
 
New ‘Locomotive’ Powering Ukraine as Economy Retools After War

New ‘Locomotive’ Powering Ukraine as Economy Retools After War

  Ukraine is starting to live up to its reputation as Europe’s breadbasket. Exports of wheat, barley and sunflower oil are at or near all-time highs, part of an agricultural revival that began to take hold in 2013. The industry’s rise coincides with declines in export mainstays such as steel and iron ore, which are produced largely ... Read More