Potential in Agriculture of the Ukraine – Visions of Ukrainian Agricultural Industry

14 November 2017 at 2:30 pm
Room 3B, Convention Center (CC), Hanover Trade Fair Grounds
Simultaneous interpretation (German/Ukrainian) 

As part of the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the Ukrainian government has also already made progress in the agricultural sector. Plant production has experienced a stable development in recent years and the Ukraine has risen to become a leading exporter of agricultural raw materials. At the same time, important reform projects remain on the agenda. The focus of these project lies primarily in the area of state land administration, in the promotion of efficient operating structures and in the introduction of EU quality and safety standards. In the long term, reliable basic conditions in these and other key areas of agricultural policy will promote investments and contribute to the further development of international trade.

The contribution of the Ukrainian and international agricultural industry to the implementation of this reform project is of vital importance in this context. At the discussion event representatives from Ukrainian agriculture will present their visions for the sustainable development of agriculture and will submit proposals for the further development of bilateral cooperation. These proposals are then to be expanded on in a subsequent panel discussion.

The admission ticket for Agritechnica 2017 entitles holders to participate.



  • Peter Bleser Parliamentary State Secretary, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food
  • Olga Trofimzewa Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
  • Werner Hilse Vice-President of the German farmers’ association

 “Potentials in Agriculture of Ukraine – Visions of Ukrainian Agribusiness”

  • Mariya Didukh Director of the National Ukrainian Agricultural Forum

Panel discission

  • Alfons Balmann, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
  • Pawel Kovalm, General Director of the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation
  • Philipp Schulze Esking, Vice-President of DLG e.V.
  • Dirk Stratmann, Country spokesman Ukraine of the Working Group Agriculture at Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations
  • Taras Vysotskyi,  General Director of the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club


  • Volker Sasse, Project manager «German-Ukrainian Agropolicy Dialog»

Organised by: 

  • Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the Federal Republic of Germany)
  • German–Ukrainian Dialogue on Agricultural Policy, Project operator: IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH 


  • DLG e.V.,
  • Arbeitsgruppe Agrarwirtschaft des Ostausschusses der Deutschen Wirtschaft (Working Group for the Agricultural Industry of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations of Germany Industry),
  • Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)