VIMAL PPCE as a member of the assotiation of producers of starch and potatoes in Ukraine has taken part in the third national potato day which was organized by the Ukrainian Assotiation of Potato producers and took place on the territory of the private company IMPAK.
Third national potato day in Ukraine
Many difficult questions and the technologies of solving them were discussed during the conference. As a part of the meeting was a speech of the head of assotiation of producers of starch and potatoes in Ukraine - Mr. Serhiy Samonenko who busted the myth that it is not profitable to grow technical potatoes for the further processing to the starch.
Serhiy Samonenko during his speech
The main feature of the lecture was an idea of growing the potatoes with high amount of starch in it is very profitable and can give the farmer profit level of 2-2,5 UAH per each kg of potatoes. And moreover for processing the potatoes to starch there is no necessity to sort, pack, keep climate conditions or prepare for the retail market. In other words, a cooperation of farmers and the processors is a great perspective for the further development of potato business in Ukraine.
Serhiy Lazar near the VIMAL stand
Moreover VIMAL PPCE together with AGRICO Ukraine and SOLANA Ukraineт are spending an experiment with demo-fields, 3ha of potatoes per each to prove the effectiveness mentioned by Mr. Samonenko business model. Keep watching us to see the results.