Croatia and Ukraine outlined 5 directions for cooperation in agriculture
Five vectors in cooperation between the markets of Ukraine and Croatia were announced in the framework of the online meeting "Agricultural cooperation of Ukraine and Croatia: Opportunities and innovations", supported by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to Ukraine Anica Jamic and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Croatia Vasyl Kyrylych.
"The two markets are essentially different. In Ukraine, the focus is on the large-scale production of cereals and industrial crops, in Croatia, horticulture and organic farming is prioritized. Most indicators vary ten-fold. Nevertheless, we believe there are a number of blue oceans that we can work together as we introduce our markets closer," commented Honorary Consul of Croatia in Ukraine Sergey Fatkullin.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to Ukraine Anica Jamic highlighted three areas for development after the meeting:
1. Trade in the following commodity groups: vegetables (potatoes), fruit (apples, mandarins), milk and dairy products, wine, olives. The list will be expanded.
2. Services: exchange of practical experience and educational programmes.
3. Innovation: digital instruments and technological solutions, e.g. in fertilizers.
Honorary Consul of Croatia in Ukraine Sergey Fatkullin added the following to this list:
4. Exports of industrial equipment from Ukraine: e.g. elevator and irrigation equipment, equipment for bio-farming, which is being intensively developed in Croatia. Technologies related to bioenergy.
Secretary-General of the ICC Ukraine Center for Information and Analysis in the Republic of Croatia, Daria Zabolotnya, added:
5. Croatian investors should regard Ukraine as a country where processing can be developed jointly: Croatian investment, Ukrainian resources.
"Cooperation in the field of agriculture is a priority for the Republic of Croatia," Anica Jamic market the intensification of the dialogue.
Previously reported that MHP's Slovenian subsidiary, Perutnina Ptuj (PP), is actively developing its production facilities in Serbia and Croatia.