February 9, 2012

9:00-09:30 – Registration of participants

09:30-10:00 — Opening of the Conference. Greetings from APK-Inform Agency, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation, General Sponsor


10:00-11:30 Session 1. What changes will the agrarian policy of Ukraine face with in 2012?


10:00-10:15 Status of Ukrainian plant growing branch. Government programs aimed for improving the efficiency of the industry

Sergei Kvasha, Director of the department of agrarian markets development of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine


10:15-10:30 Will the Ukrainian agrarians be able to overcome "assistance" of the Government in 2012 without losing the achievements of 2011?

Leonid Kozachenko, President of the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation


10:30-10:45 How well are agrarians and the state ready for the land market introduction?

Sergei Tereshchuk, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on agrarian policy and land relations


10:45-11:00 What effect will the changes of agrarian policy have for the further plans of development of Ukrainian agricultural enterprises

Sergei Mazin,General Manager of KSG Agro S.A.


11:00-11:15 Realities and prospects of the market of agricultural lands in Ukraine. Practical advice of the lawyer to agrarians

Arkadiy Kornatskiy, lawyer, agricultural investor


11:15-11:30 Questions

11:30-12:00 Coffeebreak


12:00-14:00 Session 2. Opportunities of agricultural production in Ukraine in terms of the growth of the world food demand

Organizer and moderator: Canadian-Ukrainian Center


Panel Moderators - Dr. Roman Petryshyn, Director of Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre, and Yuri Konkin, Project Manager, Grant MacEwan University


Panel Presentations:

Global context of world food demand and production intensification – a Canadian Perspective

Dr. Edward Tyrchniewicz, Senior Scholar and Advisor to Dean on International Affairs, University of Manitoba; Dr. Martin Scanlon, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba and Gerald Luciuk, Vice-Chair, Canada Ukraine Centre Inc.


Partnerships in Research and Development – Canadian University Contribution to Productivity Trends

Dr. John Kennelly, Dean, College of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta


Canadian Commercial Perspective on agriculture technology innovation and international export financing – Grain Storage and Handling

Shane Knutson, Director International Sales, AgGrowth International

Western Canadian Exporters and Ukraine

Lionel LaBelle, President, Saskatchewan Trade Export Partnership (STEP)


Panel Discussant - Dr. Mary Buhr, Dean, College of Agriculture and Bio-Resources, University of Saskatchewan


The Panel presentations will offer an opportunity on discussion of relevance of Canadian experience in global food security to Ukraine on issues of:

- Development of policy of the agricultural sector and cancellation of the moratorium on selling of agricultural land areas in Ukraine

- Interaction of international financial institutions and development agencies of Ukrainian agricultural producers

- Role of technologies in increasing of productivity of agricultural crops

- Marketing and distribution - summary for large-scale agricultural producers and consequences of international trade transactions



14:00-14:45 - Lunch


14:45-16:40 Session 3. How to increase profitability of agricultural production in Ukraine


14:45-15:00 Estimation of profitability and prospects for production of the basic grains and oilseeds (results of the study of APK-Inform Agency)

Anna Burka, analyst of APK-Inform Agency


15:00-15:20 Usage of quality seeds of French selection, as one of the ways of increasing the profitability of agricultural crops production

Jean Pierr Duforg, Marketing Director of Euralis Semences (France)

Alexander Shashkov, Director on development of the products of Euralis Semences (Ukraine and Moldova)


Mehmet Ali Yalcin, agrospecialist of Laris Tarim

15:35-15:50 Experience of highly profitable agricultural production in Ukraine on the example of medium-scale enterprise

Lenetskiy Vitaliy, chief Agronomist of AC “Slavutich”

15:50-16:10 Experience of production of the wide range of agricultural crops based on the example of agricultural holding. Attractiveness of growing of niche crops

Ekaterina Kovalskaya, Chief of the trade department of Nibulon Ltd.


16:10-16:25 Weather stations as an instrument of effective use of agroresources

Alexei Loginov, Marketing Director ART-Grain


16:25-16-40 Questions

16:40-17:00 Coffee break


17:00-18:00 Session 4. Short-term prospects for the agricultural market of Ukraine


17:00-17:15 Major trends on the grain and oilseed markets of Ukraine in the second half of the season-2011/12

Rodion Rybchinskiy, Head of the department of business-projects of APK-Inform Agency


17:15-17:30 Iran — optimal corridor of the Eastern markets. Prospects of realization of the Ukrainian agricultural commodities

Hassan Heydari Nassab, Managing Director of the company Fawakeh (Iran)


17:30-17:45 Vegetable market of Ukraine: current situation and development prospects

Tatyana Levchenko, expert of horticultural direction of APK-Inform Agency: vegetable & fruits


17:45-18:00 Program of agricultural cooperatives development in Ukraine. Selling of agricultural products via agricultural cooperatives – way of agrarians on foreign markets

Nikolai Gritsenko, Project USAID AgroInvest


18:00-18:30 Question to speakers. Completion of the Conference work


18:30-19:30 Fourchette for the Conference participants