The DLG (German Agricultural Society) has launched several initiatives for Ukraine at EuroTier 2022. Together with the German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue on Wednesday 16 November, the DLG will host an international conference titled “The struggle for existence of Ukrainian livestock farming “. The conference is held in German and Ukrainian.
Additionally, with the aim of supporting Ukrainian agricultural businesses affected by the war, the DLG, organizer of EuroTier, will be donating one euro to the ‘Save UA Foundation’ for every ticket sold to the trade fair taking place in Hanover, Germany, 15-18 November, 2022.
Ukraine conference addressing the future of Ukrainian agriculture
What are the wide-ranging consequences of the Russian war of aggression on livestock farming in Ukraine? How can sustainable reconstruction be assured? These and other questions will be the focus of a specialist conference on 16 November 10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. in the Convention Center, Room 3B.
The war in Ukraine has serious consequences for agriculture, particularly for livestock farming. With the production and logistics infrastructure of agriculture largely destroyed in many places, availability of farm inputs and workers is reduced, while military attacks continue, often on the premises of individual agribusinesses.
Livestock victims of the war
People as well as livestock have become victims of the war. According to preliminary estimates, 15-20 percent of cattle, pigs and poultry have already perished as a result of the war.
High-ranking representatives from Ukraine’s agricultural policy and economy will present the status quo, including the development of livestock farming in the current crisis as well as the need for reconstruction. The speakers will also present proposals for deepening economic cooperation with Germany and the E.U. so that successful reconstruction can result.
Visitors to EuroTier can attend the conference free of charge with prior online registration
The organizers of the conference are the German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue and the DLG e.V.*
Joint exhibition booth of the Ukrainian agricultural organizations
Overcoming the difficult security hurdles as well as travel restrictions, the representatives of Ukrainian agriculture will be attending EuroTier. The most important Ukrainian trade associations – Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UCAB), Ukrainian Agrarian Council (UAC), Association of Milk Producers (AMP), Association of Pig Breeders (APB) – will be convening at a joint exhibition stand in Hall 26 Stand E39 for an exchange with companies, trade visitors and media on the current challenges facing Ukrainian livestock farming and the associated feed industry.
Donations to farms affected by the war
With the purchase of a ticket to EuroTier, visitors will be supporting agricultural operations in Ukraine affected by the war. For every ticket sold, the DLG will donate one euro to the “Save UA Foundation”, a non-profit charity founded by Andriy Dykun, Chairman of the Association Ukrainian Agrarian Council to support agricultural producers from the de-occupied territories. At EuroTier, “Save UA Foundation” is represented at the joint Ukrainian stand in Hall 26, Stand E39. Information on how the donations will be managed is available at https://saveua.in.ua/en/eurotier2022.