A year has already passed since a rather significant event for Ukraine – the recognition of the equivalence of the Ukrainian seed certification system to the EU requirements. In October 2020, the final vote was held at the session of the European Parliament on the opening of the European market for the Ukrainian seed of corn and sorghum, which was undoubtedly a turning point in the development of not only the seed industry, but also the agricultural sector of Ukraine.
“As the official statistics show, we can already see a positive impact on the Ukrainian market. Indeed, over 10 months of this year, the export of Ukrainian seed to the EU doubled the volume shipped to Europe over the full 2020/21 MY. This is already the maximum export indicator in physical terms for our country”
Suzanna Grigorenko, executive director of the Seed Association of Ukraine (SAU).
Customs data says Ukraine exported 1.642 thsd tonnes of seeds of the main agricultural crops to the EU in January-October 2021.
S. Grigorenko will tell more about which seed of Ukrainian origin found higher demand on the European market in 2021, which countries were more active buyers as well as will speak on the advantages of EU equivalence for Ukrainian seeds within Online Seed Forum - 2021, which will take place on December 2, 2021 on ZOOM platform (11: 00-14: 00).