Ukraine Agri-Food Value Chain Project is backed by the Technical Assistance in order to provide free-of-charge support to partner financial intermediaries and potential borrowers.

The mission pursued by the Technical Assistance Team is to help both partner banks and potential borrowers to comply with the EIB’s requirements and to go through the sub-project approval process in an efficient manner. The Technical Assistance Team consists of experts in different fields, such as agri-finance, procurement, environmental and social standards, communication and agribusiness technology, including aquaculture.

The Technical Assistance Team has joined forces with the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine to support developing public infrastructure financing proposals in the targeted value chains through the Project Implementation Unit (PIU). The PIU’s mission is to advise on lending to the public and private sector’s agricultural operators identified by the  Technical Assistance Project under the Financing Agreement.

Basic information regarding the Technical Assistance Project:

Technical Assistance Tasks

  1. Providing advisory services, such as training and consultancy, to the participating financial intermediaries.
  2. Providing information, training and consultancy to final beneficiaries operating in the cereals, oilseeds and aquaculture value chains.
  3. Coordination of cooperation between financial intermediaries, final beneficiaries and public institutions.


Technical Assistance offers all participating banks free and easy-to-use services targeted at higher profitability and a wider client base:

  • business growth support: identifying profitable projects, helping to produce investment project documents such as economic forecasting, legal and business appraisal, risk analysis and action setting.
  • support to draw up investment projects under the Agreement based on European Union and EIB criteria.
  • upgrading the agricultural finance and agricultural loan portfolio management skills of the bank’s staff.
  • raising financial competencies and skills in agribusiness management for the bank’s clients.

 Technical Assistance experts are available to do the following training for the Project’s partner banks.

  1. Training courses for banks. These courses provide information on the credit, our Technical Assistance and how to comply with the requirements of the Ministry of Finance and Ukreximbank.  By the end of the courses, specific documents and cases will be dealt with, and potential loan projects may be brought up for review.
  2. Banking business development training. The training aims to build demand for financing in agri-food players and expand the bank’s business, for example by setting up partnership programmes with suppliers.


The activities of the agribusiness support component in the cereals and oil value chains are aimed at assisting in the identification and implementation of investment projects related to:

  • increasing the efficiency of economic activity of the project participants by creating new business opportunities;
  • adaptation of business projects to the social and environmental requirements of the European Investment Bank.

Technical and advisory support is provided for the Project participants in the following areas:

  • evaluation of the business project concept;
  • assistance in developing a business idea;
  • support in writing a business plan;
  • consulting activities in the implementation of the business plan.

To meet the needs of the Project participants and at the request of stakeholders, a series of trainings and events (seminars, round table discussions, etc.) are organized on the followings topics:

  1. optimization of organization and management of business activities;
  2. technical and technological aspects of doing business;
  3. improving the quality control system and product safety;
  4. innovative areas of production.

Aquaculture and Fisheries

The EIB loan is the first international financial program providing a targeted assistance to the Ukrainian fisheries sector, which confirms its high potential.

Main areas of financing under Ukraine Agri-Food Value Chain Project for representatives of aquaculture and fisheries:

  • acquisition of stock and / or breeders of aquatic living resources;
  • purchase of biologically active substances and feeds to improve productivity;
  • purchase and / or repair of equipment and machines for primary production, transportation for modernization of the production process;
  • purchase, repair and modernization of processing equipment, including equipment: refrigeration; smoking room; for drying; for slicing; for the production of preserves, etc .;
  • laboratories and quality control services,
  • applied research;
  • education and dissemination of agricultural knowledge;
  • fisheries monitoring and control systems;
  • logistics infrastructure.

UAFATA experts offer the following services:

  • support at all stages of the investment project – from the moment of the idea to the receipt of credit funds;

consultations on:
– registration of documents;
– optimal ways of modernization;
– selection and cooperation with a credit and financial institution;
– ways to create value chains;
– harmonization of activities in accordance with the social and environmental requirements of the European Union.

Our team


Stefan Rosenow

Team Leader Technical Assistance to Support the Ukraine Agri-food Apex Loan Operation (UAFA TA)

Angela Sharapova

Agriculture and Public Sector Capacity Building / Grain & Oilseed Value Chain Expert

Liliya Timoshevskaya

Head of the Project Implementation Unit, Procurement Expert

Dmytro Khrystenko

Key Expert in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Oleg Osaulyuk

Business Development and Extension Capacity-Building Specialist

Pavlo Kostromytskyi

Senior Banking and Agricultural Finance Specialist

Vitalii Radko

Senior M&E / Farm Management Specialist

Vitaliy Golovachov

Senior Expert, Bank and Agriculture finance

Eugene Chebotariov

Environmental and Social Compliance Specialist

Mariya Simon

Expert in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Oleksandr Lytvynenko

Specialist in Ukrainian Administrative Law and Budgetary Procedures

Zoriana Hoshovska

Public Information Specialist

Regional AESP (Agricultural Extension Service Providers) of the Technical Assistance Project

Senior AESP Expert KyivRoman
Junior AESP Expert KyivSvitlana
Senior AESP Expert LvivIvan
Junior AESP Expert LvivIhor
Senior AESP Expert OdesaIevhen
Junior AESP Expert OdesaOlha
Senior AESP Expert VinnytsyaNataliia
Junior AESP Expert VinnytsyaOksana
Senior AESP Expert PoltavaSvitlana
Junior AESP Expert PoltavaTetyana
Senior AESP Expert MelitopolGennadiy
Junior AESP Expert MelitopolOlena
Senior AESP Expert MykolaivIryna Kupriievych067 514 70
Junior AESP Expert MykolaivNatalia Ruban067 945 22
Senior AESP Expert DniproMaksym
Junior AESP Expert DniproIryna Volovyk976737300
Junior AESP Expert KharkivYuriy
Senior AESP Expert KharkivSvitlana
Senior AESP Expert ZaporizhyaIryna
Junior AESP Expert ZaporizhyaAndrey
Senior AESP Expert KropyvnytskyiSergii
Senior AESP Expert KhersonOlena
Junior AESP Expert KhersonKaterina
Junior AESP Expert ChernihivRymma
Junior AESP Expert, KropyvnytskyiVolodymyr