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.

Agrofinance

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.

Agribusiness

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

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Stefan Rosenow

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

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

Head of the Project Implementation Unit, Procurement Expert
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Dmytro Khrystenko

Key Expert in Aquaculture and Fisheries
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Oleg Osaulyuk

Business Development and Extension Capacity-Building Specialist
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Pavlo Kostromytskyi

Senior Banking and Agricultural Finance Specialist
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Vitalii Radko

Senior M&E / Farm Management Specialist
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Vitaliy Golovachov

Senior Expert, Bank and Agriculture finance
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Eugene Chebotariov

Environmental and Social Compliance Specialist
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Mariya Simon

Expert in Aquaculture and Fisheries
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Oleksandr Lytvynenko

Specialist in Ukrainian Administrative Law and Budgetary Procedures
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Zoriana Hoshovska

Public Information Specialist

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

PositionNamePhoneEmail
Senior AESP Expert KyivRoman Korinets975747327rkorinets@gmail.com
Junior AESP Expert KyivSvitlana Evchu931632581cvetlanaevchu@gmail.com
Senior AESP Expert LvivIvan Pankiv673710677takivan@ukr.net
Junior AESP Expert LvivIhor Vuytsyk679746981igor.vuytsyk@gmail.com
Senior AESP Expert OdesaIevhen Melnyk679838550oracs@ukr.net
Junior AESP Expert OdesaOlha Briukhanova984443029bryuhanova.olya68@gmail.com
Senior AESP Expert VinnytsyaNataliia Hyzhko963971528nataliia.vrda@gmail.com
Junior AESP Expert VinnytsyaOksana Bondar674331033oksana.bondar.v@gmail.com
Senior AESP Expert PoltavaSvitlana Andriyenko501803930svitlana.andriyenko@gmail.com
Junior AESP Expert PoltavaTetyana Gruzin957976870Tatyana.gruzin@gmail.com
Senior AESP Expert MelitopolGennadiy Podshivalov677224207ipod.tdatu@gmail.com
Junior AESP Expert MelitopolOlena Sukharenko679030688suharenkoelena14@gmail.com
Senior AESP Expert MykolaivIryna Kupriievych067 514 70 80irina.kuprievich@gmail.com
Junior AESP Expert MykolaivNatalia Ruban067 945 22 22rubannata8@gmail.com
Senior AESP Expert DniproMaksym Maksymov975618208maksymovm@gmail.com
Junior AESP Expert DniproIryna Volovyk976737300  interdsau@gmail.com
Junior AESP Expert KharkivYuriy Golub679985499allworldfish@gmail.com
Senior AESP Expert KharkivSvitlana Haponyk663017446doradaxo2019@gmail.com
Senior AESP Expert ZaporizhyaIryna Derkach673038574ofprua@gmail.com
Junior AESP Expert ZaporizhyaAndrey Derkach633775515afderkach@gmail.com
Senior AESP Expert KropyvnytskyiSergii Kurdytskyi971709641skurditskiy@gmail.com
Senior AESP Expert KhersonOlena Syniuk507454347elena@ndovira.com
Junior AESP Expert KhersonKaterina Fomina675531322zemlyatav@gmail.com
Junior AESP Expert ChernihivRymma Oleksenko506271096r.oleksenko2014@gmail.com
Junior AESP Expert, KropyvnytskyiVolodymyr Rizun0980878308rizun.energy@gmail.com