"The struggle for existence of Ukrainian livestock farming" - What are the dramatic consequences of the Russian war of aggression on livestock farming in Ukraine? How can a sustainable reconstruction succeed?
Whether it is the procurement of inputs, agricultural and animal technology or exports of agricultural goods, Ukraine is an important trading partner on the world agricultural markets. This also applies to trade in products of animal origin. For example, until recently Ukraine was one of the three largest exporters of poultry meat to Germany. Ukraine is also a major exporter of dairy products to Poland, Moldova and Lithuania. If necessary, also provide information on the importance of livestock farming in the UKR in terms of value creation/jobs, etc.
The war in Ukraine has serious consequences for livestock farming. These are linked to the partially destroyed production and logistics infrastructure, the more difficult access to means of production, the limited availability of labour and the direct conduct of hostilities on the territory of individual companies. Humans are suffering and the animals themselves have become victims of the war. Preliminary estimates indicate that 15-20% of cattle, pig and poultry stocks have already been lost during the war. In this situation, farms struggling to survive are forced to reorient themselves.
The reconstruction of livestock farming requires considerable efforts. The demand is particularly high for milk and pork.
During the event, high-ranking representatives from Ukraine's agricultural policy and agricultural industry will provide information on the development of livestock farming in times of crisis and the need for reconstruction. They will also present their proposals for deepening economic cooperation with Germany and the EU so that reconstruction can succeed. Accordingly, the challenges and opportunities for livestock farming in Ukraine resulting from further rapprochement with the EU will play an important role in the discussion. It will also be necessary to consider how sustainable, environmentally friendly livestock farming, in which animal welfare also plays an important role, can be considered and implemented from the outset during reconstruction in the sense of a sustainable food system.
The organisers are the German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue and DLG e.V.
The German-Ukrainian Dialogue project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and implemented through the mandatary GFA Consulting Group GmbH and a consortium consisting of IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) and AFC Consultants International GmbH. The project executing agency is National Association of Agricultural Extension Services of Ukraine DORADA.
German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue and DLG e.V.
EuroTier 2022, Hanover Fairgrounds, Convention Center, Room 3B
The event will be held in Hybrid format with simultaneous German/Ukrainian translation
Participation in the event is free of charge.
Prior registrationand purchase of an admission ticket to EuroTier 2022 when attending on site are required.