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The National Association of Agricultural Advisory Services of Ukraine (e-mail: email@example.com ; web-site: www.dorada.org.ua ) announced it is holding an extra-plenary session of its board meeting to include as well an international scientific and practical conference titled “Challenges and prospects in formation and functioning of agricultural market in Ukraine. Role of agricultural extension”. The board meeting and conference are to be held September 14 – 17, 2004 in Sudak, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine.
Topics for section
meetings for the
international conference are:
PRESIDENT VETOES LAW PROLONGING BAN ON LAND SALES until 2007.
President Kuchma has vetoed a law on prolonging the moratorium on land
trading until 1 January 2007, Ukrainian news agencies reported on 8
July. Last month, the Verkhovna Rada made changes to the Land Code,
prolonging the ban on the buying and selling of agricultural land for
citizens and legal entities until 1 January 2007. In accordance with the
current Land Code, the moratorium ends on 1 January 2005. RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 8, No. 129, Part II, 9 July 2004 Copyright
(c) 2004. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free
Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.
UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT FORECASTS THE HARVEST OF FOOD GRAINS IN THE CURRENT YEAR TO BE APPROXIMATELY 32-35 MILLIONS TONNE
KYIV, 28 July. (Oleksandr Khorol’s’kyi - Ukrinform). The harvest of food grains in Ukraine in the current year is anticipated to be 32-35 million тоnnes. Prime-minister of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, opened today’s sitting of Ukraine’s parliament with the announcement. He emphasized "the 14 million tones of grain which has been harvested to date is less than half, as approximately we plan to have this year nearly 32-35 millions тоnnes".
At the same time Viktor Yanukovych raised the issue of the quality of the grain, which, he stated, has to correspond to world standards. The Prime-minister stresses "we understand this year we will be exporting grain, and steps need to be taken so as not to repeat the situation which occurred in 2002, when grain was exported, and the village was in fact robbed". Therefore, he indicated every chairman of the oblast and regional state administrations needs to keep within personal control communications with agricultural producers, in order to have an active participation in issues of price policy. "This is the personal responsibility of every oblast and regional state administrator", - emphasized the Prime-minister. 28.07.2004 (translated by Bernard Stephaniuk; news story sourced by Mykhaylo Kapshtyk)
SIMFEROPOL, 28 July. (Ukrinform). Scientists from the Kryms’kyi (Crimean) Institute of Wine and Winemaking, Maharach, (Yalta) developed a new technology to produce from grapes a concentrated beverage which retains all useful characteristics and components, at the same time does not contain alcohol and sugar.
As reported by a member of the Kryms’kyi (Crimean) branch of the Academy of Technological Sciences of Ukraine, Viktor Zahoruyko, the concentrate produced is a powerful new generation antioxidant, which contains complex polyphenol from the grapes, Kaberne-sovin’yon, and has essential advantages over other antioxidants that exist today on the international market.
If in the liter of wine there is only one gram of essential ingredients useful for human organism, and the remaining - water, sugar, alcohol, etc., then in the new beverage there is 20 grams of essential ingredients in one liter of concentrate, - noted Viktor Zahoruyko.
In the opinion of the academy’s specialists, this new technological achievement is the most important innovative result from their efforts and has a very good outlook for the international market.
Polyphenol – an ingredient from grape seed which slows down the processes of aging, prevents heart/vascular illness, increases tone. In addition the applicability of polyphenol from grapes is included in the acceptable measures for sanatorium-health resort treatment affirmed by the Ministry of the Health Care of Ukraine. 28.07.2004 (translated by Bernard Stephaniuk; news story sourced by Mykhaylo Kapshtyk) See the links section below for other information on polyphenol.
UKRAINE REPORTS CONTINUING ECONOMIC BOOM.
The State Statistics Committee disclosed on 14 July that Ukraine's gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 12.7 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2004, Interfax reported. In 2003, Ukraine's GDP rose by 9.4 percent. RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 8, No. 132, Part II, 14 July 2004 Copyright (c) 2004. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036. www.rferl.org
UKRAINIAN POPULATION CONTINUES TO SHRINK.
The State Statistics Committee made known on 13 July that as of 1 June Ukraine's population numbered 47.46 million people, 30,000 less than a month before or some 200,000 less than six months before, Interfax reported. RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 8, No. 132, Part II, 14 July 2004 Copyright (c) 2004. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036. www.rferl.org
NUMBER OF UNPROFITABLE UKRAINIAN COMPANIES DECREASES.
The State Statistics Committee made known on 15 July that the share of loss-making companies in January-May 2004 was 36.8 percent, with their losses totaling 6.6 billion hryvnyas ($1.2 billion), Interfax reported. The share of unprofitable enterprises in the same period of 2003 was 42.3 percent, and the losses amounted to $7.6 billion hryvnyas. RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 8, No. 134, Part II, 16 July 2004 Copyright (c) 2004. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036. www.rferl.org
“Canada – Bi-Weekly Bulletin – Profile of Canadian Wheat Industry (2004)” July 2004 (8 pgs.)
Canada is generally the largest producer of high protein milling wheat in the world, although it is only the seventh largest wheat producing country. Wheat continues to be Canada’s largest crop in terms of both area seeded and production. Not only does it support a large Canadian domestic processing industry, it is the single largest earner of export revenue of all agricultural products, with annual exports worth about $3.8 billion. This issue of the Bi-weekly Bulletin provides an overview of the Canadian wheat industry. “Wheat” refers to all types of wheat, including durum, unless otherwise specified. AAFC http://www.agr.gc.ca/mad-am/e/bulletine/v17e/v17n11_e.htm
Kyiv AgriHort 2005 – February 23 – 25, 2005
The 8th Ukraine International Agriculture, Intensive Animal Production & Processing, and Horticulture Trade Exhibition, www.bto-exhibitions.nl
Husker Harvest Days - September 14 – 26, 2004
Grand Island, Nebraska http://www.huskerharvestdays.com
SIAL 2004, Paris, France – October 17-21, 2004
SIAL, the world’s biggest gathering of food industry professionals takes place in Paris, France every second year. http://www.sial.fr/
Large Kazakhstan delegation attends the Western Canada Farm Progress Show
A large delegation of 25 grain producers and leasing agency representatives from Kazakhstan attended the Western Canada Farm Progress Show (WCFPS), June 16-18, 2004 in Regina, Saskatchewan. A Canadian Embassy representative from Kazakhstan and a World Bank – Ministry of Environmental Protection representative from Kazakhstan also attended the show.
Farmers in Kazakhstan are modernizing their equipment and grain storage facilities. The WCFPS provided an opportunity to view equipment and meet with industry representatives from Canada and other countries.
attendance was the
June 17, 2004.
Several members of the delegation were of Ukrainian ancestry. There is likely much similarity in the process and changes farmers and agri-industry in both countries are going through, and a corresponding opportunity to learn from and support each other. Other information for publication is welcomed by this e-newsletter.
Links you and your family may be interested in (see also this section in other issues):
Chamber of Commerce and Industry
International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICAC at the UCCI) http://www.ucci.org.ua/arb/index.en.html is an independent permanent arbitration institution (third-party tribunal) which activities are regulated by the Law of Ukraine On International Commercial Arbitration of 24 February, 1994 and the Rules of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the UCCI.
photo’s of Ukraine (and a few photo’s of Hyde park area in London,
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF)
Christian Churches of Ukraine Issue Address on
Respect for Human Life
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Canada Grains Council
Young Entrepreneurs Association (Canada)
Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Organization
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova,
Black Sea Business Information Network
Nosivs’ka Selection and Research Station, Nosivka, Chernihivs’ka Oblast. circa 1994
(Bernard Stephaniuk – was a member of the board of directors and a shareholder of the feedlot)
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