Partnership period: August 2015 – August 2017
ACHIEVEMENTS: Agrico Ukraine more than tripled its storage capacity to 4,250 metric tons of high-quality seed potatoes during the program partnership, leading to 487 farmers’ purchasing seeds and increasing potato yields by 30 percent. Agrico increased its revenue by 50 percent.
PURPOSE: Increase the use of fresh, certified seed among small- and medium-size farms in Ukraine, one of the world’s largest producers of potatoes. Most of these farms use old, noncertified seed, and the seed potato market is characterized by poor infrastructure and high prices that limit their access to high-quality planting materials.
APPROACH: Agrico produces and stores high-quality seed potatoes for sale to small- and medium-scale farmers. It also has provided them with training and support in effective planting, cultivation, and harvesting of potatoes.