11:46 30.10.2017

Fruktovyisvit & Agroleader Group seeks to double exports of specialty crops in 2017/18 agri-year

KYIV. Oct 30 (Interfax-Ukraine) – A group of companies Fruktovyisvit (FruitWorld) LLC and Agroleader (Khmelnytsky region) seeks to double exports of specialty crops in the 2017/18 agricultural year (July-June).

"Last year we exported around 20,000 tonnes of products, including near 10,000 tonnes of mustard, and the rest of the products were beans, flax, lentils, chickpeas and millet. Next year we would like to double exports," Director of the group Valentyn Medvediuk said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine.

He said that Fruktovyisvit LLC is involved in exports of crops in the group and Agroleader is engaged in post-harvesting.

"Our company permanently buys mustard, beans, flax, lentils, chickpeas, millet and other grain crops. We purify specialty crops at own production facilities in Khmelnytsky region almost to 100%," he said.

In the past year the company invested near $1 million in upgrade of production facilities. Now three lines are operating.

The group cooperates with 80 agricultural producers, offering seeds to them and signing contracts for the future harvest.

"Mustad seeds made in Ukraine are mainly exported. Demand on them is rather stable, in July-March 2016/17 agri-year 35% of mustard seeds were exported to Germany, the traditional key importer in this segment," the company said on its website.

Medvediuk said that the company exports 95% of its products, mainly to the EU. The rest of the products are sold in Ukraine. The company cooperates with the companies like Nestle and Danone.

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