About Us

WHO WE ARE

Ukrainian Food and Agriculture Export Secretariat (UAFES) works on a non-commercial basis to support Ukrainian companies in their capacity to export to global markets. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Europian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and EU4Business Initiative launched UAFES as a part of their joint export development project in Ukraine.

WHAT WE DO

We work closely with Ukraine’s business associations in agricultural sectors with the highest export potential: dairy, beef, flour and milling, confectionary, organic, horticulture, and honey. We boost their ability to open new export markets.

We don’t do all the work for businesses to get them to the global markets. All our beneficiaries have to meet the world’s quality standards for production, storage, and packaging. We are here to build Ukraine’s export capacity through:

Strategy and research. We provide comprehensive market data, analytics, and research and work closely with all participants of value chains to develop sector export strategies.

Trade events and missionsWe support companies’ participation in the world’s top trade exhibitions to make sure that the best of Ukrainian food finds its way to every corner of the world. We organize strong trade b2b missions and help open new markets through business matching.

Best practice and synergyWe build bridges between the government and business and support business associations on their ways to becoming industry’s centers for innovation and best practice accumulation. We provide high-quality export development training and ensure that Ukraine’s agricultural businesses have access to the world’s best expertise and consultancy.

WE ARE PROUD OF

  • Ukrainian confectionary products at Redmart (Alibaba Group), Southeast Asia ’s top online retailers.
  • Ukraine’s food company’s and associations’ pavilions at world’s most prominent trade events: Gulfood, SIAL Paris, Asia Fruit Logistica, BIOFACH, Apimondia and others.
  • Professional events that gather hundreds of experts from all over the world.

And many other success stories of our beneficiaries. And moreover – we’re happy to be a part of this exciting journey: from field or farm – to a shelf.

OUR PARTNERS

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

An intergovernmental organization and specialized agency of the United Nations with 194 Member Nations, FAO operates to help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable, reduce rural poverty, enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems, and increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

An international financial institution, owned by 65 countries, the European Union and the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EBRD promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, growth, and transparency and fosters the transition to market economies through the financial investments, business services and involvement in high-level policy dialogue.

EU4Business

The European Union’s EU4Business covers all EU support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region of the Eastern Partnership, breaking down barriers such as limited access to finance, burdensome legislation and difficulties entering new markets with finance, support, and training to help small businesses realize their full potential.