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ARTEM GUDKOV Founder Global Ukrainian Distribution, Investment and Trading: We want to give Ukrainian producers  the opportunity to explore the market of Africa without high overheads

In July, the Global Ukrainian Distribution, Investment & Trading Project (G.U.D.I.T.) was officially launched. This is a platform that allows Ukrainian private and state companies to present their goods and services to African countries, and, in turn, to African business to present its investment and trading opportunities. Infagro: Generally, how does the approach to financial […]

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OLGA KOZAK, IFCN Representative in Ukraine, Lead Researcher NSC “Institute for Agrarian Economics”: Until 2030 milk production in Ukraine will be decreasing

Now the world produces 876 million tons of milk. The dairy industry serves more than 7 billion consumers and provides a livelihood for 1 billion people involved in dairy chain. The world forecast for the development of the dairy industry was made public by the IFCN Dairy Research Network during the 19th International Dairy Conference, […]

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VOLODYMYR LAPA, Head State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumers Protection: On the radioactive contamination of milk and the article in The Independent

Everything is very bad. It is difficult to avoid such an impression when reading the article about contamination of Ukrainian milk with radionuclides. Exceeding the norm five times is not a joke. Let’s look at this matter. In the title of the article in Ukrainian language it looks like it is about all the milk […]

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SVITLANA ZHAGLOVA, Director Department of Milk Procurement, “Cheese Club”: Optimistically about the raw milk market and the categories of milk suppliers

Analyzing the current state of our raw milk market, we can see that over the past 5 years it has been quite stable. There is milk provided by farms and by rural households. The milk produced in households unfortunately keeps bigger share. I say “unfortunately”, because this milk is not safe, and its supply chain […]

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OKSANA NOVOKHATNYA, Deputy Head of Directorate on Food and Forage Safety, Head Dept on Food Safety, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection: On safety and quality of butter

The Law of Ukraine “On the State Control of Compliance with Law Concerning Foodstuff, Forages, By-products of Animal Origin, Health and Wellbeing of Animals” (effective since April 4, 2018) changes approaches to the control measures undertaken by the state. According to the current Law of Ukraine of April 5, 2007, No. 877 “On Quality and […]

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MAXYM FASTEYEV, Lead Analyst Infagro: Milk purchase prices in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and Russia

First of all let me provide some information about the sources of data on the prices and specifics of the recalculation: prices for Ukraine, Belarus and Russia are the data of large agricultural enterprises; Poland and Lithuania – prices according to Eurostat. All the price trends are represented in terms of European fat and protein […]

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VADYM CHAGAROVSKY, Chair Board of Directors, Dairy Union of Ukraine: ideas, people and money in dairy industry

I would like to start with some figures that eloquently testify on the way Ukrainian milk processing has passed since 1990. If in 1990, 24 million tons of milk were produced, of which 18.5 million tons were recycled, in 2017 the total milk production in Ukraine amounted to 10.3 million tons. The plants processed only […]

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