AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-INDUSTRY
ISSUE #5 SEPTEMBER 2004, ISSN 1710-7474
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and Ukraine have much in common. Each
shares a long unprotected border with a powerful neighbour, a neighbour
that can be or at least appear to be at times overpowering.
Canada and Ukraine are founding members of the United Nations and
both are active in various peace keeping duties.
Neither country has territorial ambitions and are not aggressors.
Canada’s historic experience with her powerful neighbour suggests
Canada is less likely to be physically overtaken while Ukraine’s
experience suggests this to be an ever present concern.
Each country shares concerns as to economic and cultural
domination by their respective powerful neighbour but for Ukraine such
domination bears a much greater relationship to her sovereignty. Moreover,
Canada did not suffer the ravages of two world wars or a genocide of her
people like Ukraine did particularly in 1932-1933 when various estimates
place the death toll at between 7 and 14 million Ukrainian peasants
(men, women and children) who were liquidated for being Ukrainian, and
for wanting to have a Ukrainian consciousness and identity, by an
atheistic political ideology controlled by her powerful neighbour.
This is now called the Holodomor (genocide by starvation) of
1932-1933, the impact of which is still seen in the struggle Ukraine is
going through, since independence in 1991, to define her national
are nevertheless similarities between Canada and Ukraine in the
relationship each has and needs to forge with her respective powerful
neighbour. Each has a
potential of losing sovereignty if there is too great of a focus on the
singular relationship with the ever powerful and at times equally
demanding neighbour without a view where each country is regionally and
in the world. The
relationship will be one which will need to be open to change, and one
where it is okay to disagree. Difficult
decisions will need to be made such as Canada not joining the United
States in Iraq or for Ukraine to do so, however unpopular each decision
was at home. Clear and
decisive decisions need to be made on global issues of which agriculture
is one. Being independent
does mean making relationships with different countries for different
issues and having one’s own foreign policy.
country needs a clear sense of her role regionally and in the world.
editorial drew inspiration in part from a news article in the Regina
Leader Post, 01-10-04, on a book by Jennifer Walsh, <At Home in the
World: Canada’s Global Vision for the 21st century>.
THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN ISSUED
IN UKRAINE 4.5 MLN STATE DEEDS FOR THE OWNERSHIP OF LAND - 66.5% OF THE
CITIZENS WHICH ARE TO RECEIVE, INFORMED THE HEAD OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT
September 9. (Liudmyla
Shershel’ - Ukrinform). UKRAINE has already issued more than 4.5
mln. state deeds for the ownership of land. This was reported today in reply to a question from an
Ukrinform correspondent in a press conference held by the Head of
the State Committee of Ukraine on Land Resources, Anatolyi Danylenko.
The deeds were received, he underlined, by 66.5% of the total number
of citizens who have certificates for the right to parcels of land
(share). Further to his information, there is now in the works
almost 1.4 mln such documents which are to be distributed by year
end. "Therefore this year 90% out of the total number of
citizens which have this right, will receive such state deeds".
seeded farm field in Western Ukraine
this regard, Anatolyi Danylenko emphasized, all expenses associated
with this process were undertaken by the state.
is, citizens who reside in rural communities and exchange the
certificate for the state deed of ownership of land, do not pay any
cost for this. This concerns as well the registration of such
rights". He pointed out, now in Ukraine is being created a
single state system for the registration of land parcels, real
property and associated rights in the composition of a state land
cadastre. The head of the State Committee
underlined its importance. According to Civil code, he reminded,
ownership arises when it is entered into the registration system.
"That is, the state controls,
investigates and upholds the owner", - emphasized Anatolyi
(translated by Bernard
Stephaniuk; news story sourced by Mykhaylo Kapshtyk)
Land Reform Centre, Ukraine.
of wording on a plaque in the Land
Management Institute building, UAAS, Kyiv:
belongs to those who work on it and for us maintains stewardship (of
the land – holds tenure of the land)
Tretyak, author of the publication
Land Administration and Land Registration in Ukraine,
Kyiv 1998. Anton is with the Land Management Institute, UAAS, Kyiv.
Anton Tretyak is also the
author of ЗЕМЕЛЬНИЙ
1999 (Land Cadastre of
the XXI Century. Perspectives of the land cadastre
development from the point of view of foreign and Ukrainian
specialists. Kyiv 1999)
and Products Annual (2004)” August 2004 (7 pgs.)
production of poultry products in 2005 will increase considerably, but the
local industry will not be able to meet domestic demand, which continues
to increase. Demand for poultry imports will persist due to high red meat
prices and falling production of livestock products. Exporters of frozen
poultry are poised to regain Ukrainian market share because human
consumption continues to increase and industrial processors source
product. Imports are facing competition from the European Union and
Brazil. Price is often the determining factor.
INTEGRATED PLANT FOR BREAD PRODUCTS IN ODESA OBLAST PURCHASES GRAIN FOR
HIGHER THAN MARKET PRICES
/Hanna Kerpel’ - Ukrinform/. A correspondent for Ukrinform writes the
Kulyndorivs’kyi Integrated Plant for Bread Products is buying and paying
higher than market prices for grain. As indicated today by the director of
the enterprise, which manages
government reserve), Volodymyr Bereznyak, 3rd class wheat from this
year’s crop is being purchased for 800 hryvni (plural hryvni,
singular hryvnya) per tonne where the market price is nearly 750
hryvni per tonne; 4 class grain is being purchased for 700 hryvni per
tonne. Concurrently the enterprise is intervening as to flour from grain
of the previous year - Canadian, German, French – at 1,050 hryvni per
tonne (at its cost of 1350 hryvni per tonne).
measures are relied on, on the one hand, to give opportunity for
agricultural producers, and on the other hand - not to allow an increase
in the cost of flour. The new level of reserves of 1.5 million tonnes of
grain, which Derzhkomrezerv intends to establish, does not worry Bereznyak;
in his words, "the grain there is, there is sufficient
(translated by Bernard Stephaniuk; news story sourced by Mykhaylo Kapshtyk)
IN UKRAINE A SIGNIFICANT
REDUCTION OF TEMPERATURE IS
EXPECTED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
September 30. /Viktor Chukhlib -
Ukrinform/. On account of the displacement of cold arctic air a quick
cooling off is expected in Ukraine in the next days, a correspondent from
Ukrinform was informed at the Ukrainian Metrological Centre.
following Sunday in Chernihivs’ka and Sums’ka oblasts, and 4-5 October
- in the majority of oblasts of Ukraine, excluding Zakarpattya and
southern Krym, air temperature will decline at night to 1-8 degrees above
zero, and for the 5th of October in northern, central and
eastern oblasts – slight frost with air temperature of 0-5 degrees. Day
air temperature to be 7-13 degrees above zero. For October 6-7 cold
weather in Ukraine will prevail. 30.09.2004
(translated by Bernard Stephaniuk;
news story sourced by Mykhaylo Kapshtyk)
regional maps go to http://www.aginukraine.com/UAAS/maps/index.html
- CROP - FORECAST
INCREASE FORECAST OR GRAIN HARVEST IN UKRAINE
September 28. (Ukrinform). The forecast of
the total grain harvest in Ukraine for 2004 has been increased to 36.4
million tonne by specialists in the company UkrАhroConsult. The
export of grain for the 2004/05 season, in light of this increase, has
been re-adjusted to 7.7 million tonne. A month earlier UkrАhroConsult
had forecast the harvest of grain at 35.7 million tonne with exports at
6.95 million tonne. This increase in the forecast is due to higher yields
for barley than what was earlier calculated by the specialists, to stand
at 10.6 million tonne.
also increased the forecast of Ukrainian export of barley to 3.3 million
tonne from the 2.8 million earlier expected, and also of wheat - to
3 million tonne compared to the preliminary forecast of 2.6 million.
A winter scene in Ukraine,
late January – early February 2001
in the earlier figures, the total export from Ukraine in July-August 2004
stood at nearly a million tonne of grain. Ukraine delivered nearly 500
thousand tonne of barley to Saudi Arabia, and also 100 thousand tonne to
Israel, Syria, Libya and Jordan. яв/мт
28.09.2004 14: 08 (translated by Bernard Stephaniuk; news story sourced by
Russia to harvest
76 million tons
Agricultural Minister, Aleksei
Gordeev, told President Putin on 4 October that the country will harvest
76 million tons of grain this year, an increase of 14 percent over last
year, ITAR-TASS reported. "We will fully meet Russia's grain
needs," Gordeev said.
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Ukrainian Crafts and Souvenirs (more with the November issue)
and Ukrainians are renown worldwide for high quality crafts and souvenirs
in wood, weaving, embroidery, leather and crystal.
in wood are the riz’ba or carvings, khresty
(crosses), decorative plates, musical instruments such as the bandura,
tsymbala, and sopilka, music boxes and shkatulka.
a decorative pipe
in weaving and embroidery are blouses, shirts, dresses, rushnyky,
ladies dress material
covering for a chair
young Ukrainian dancer in one of many
different Ukrainian dance costumes.
crafts are both traditional and contemporary.
crafts and souvenirs can be purchased in Ukraine from a number of sources.
The major centers have souvenir shops.
There are bazaars (markets) and kiosks in many cities and towns.
You may also find someone in a village to buy from directly. Western Ukraine is the traditional center for crafts from
wood: the bazaar in Kosiv was the place to go and Kolomyja for the bandura.
in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains,
blind bandurist playing the bandura, Kyiv January 22, 1992
AgriHort 2005 – February 23 – 25, 2005
8th Ukraine International Agriculture, Intensive Animal
Production & Processing, and Horticulture Trade Exhibition, www.bto-exhibitions.nl
medical trade fair
— November 2-5, 2004 — If you are interested in the Czech health care
market, attend MEFA 2004 — that country’s largest international
fair for medical technology and pharmacy. Web site: www.bvv.cz/mefa
presents an online advertising listing service.
is working to promote this listing service as an effective marketing
tool to allow individuals and businesses to directly list for sale their
homes, commercial real estate, cottages, farms, vehicles, boats,
machinery, construction equipment, farm equipment, grain, livestock and
other items of higher value. Visit
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for Christian Families – By Metropolitan Andrey Sheptyts’kyi (29-07-1865
God, God of our Fathers! Enrich
our nation with many good, holy Christian families.
each family a father who would serve You by courageously and openly
witnessing to Your Divine Revelation.
Give us fathers who would be models of Christian living for their
spouse, truly care for them and provide guidance and support.
us mothers who would raise their children in the spirit of Christ’s
Gospel, gladly help their husbands, stand by them and offer them good
us children who would be the joy and glory of their parents and the beauty
of the nation.
every generation of our young people, choose for Yourself worthy servants
of the alter. Give every
nation good priests and dedicated people in all walks of life who would
work together for the common good.
God, bless all people. Grant
them the grace to serve you faithfully so as to attain eternal reward in
heaven, where to You, Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is due all
honour, glory and adoration forever and ever.
Andrey Sheptyts’kyi in his younger years (OPERA
THEOLOGICAE SOCIETATIS SCIENTIFICAE UCRAINORUM – VOL. XV, Basilian
Press, Toronto 1965)
Links you and your family
may be interested in (see also this section in other issues):
– International Space Station
of Ukraine in Canada
and Economic Office of Ukraine in Canada
of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma – official site
taken in Winnipeg, Manitoba October 27, 1994.
Leonid Kuchma, Ukraine’s second President since independence in
1991 completing his second term with the Presidential elections to be held
October 31, 2004
(with a run-off set for November 21, 2004).
Yushchenko - official website
Yushchenko, speaking to the 11th
General Annual Meeting of the
Association of Farmers and Landowners of Ukraine, Kyiv, January
24, 2001 at which time he was Prime Minister of Ukraine. Victor
Yushchenko is one of the two leading candidates in Ukraine’s election
for President to be held October 31, 2004.
The other leading candidate is Viktor
Yanukovych, currently Prime Minister of Ukraine.
According to the Central Election Commission, 37.6 million voters
are listed for the 31 October presidential elections.
Canadian Institute of
Ukrainian Studies (CIUS)
Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) Press
Encyclopedia of Ukraine
and Archives Canada
Immigration Records 1925-1935
SPACE FLIGHT CENTRE Eclipse home page Затемнення
Orthodox Church of Canada
of the Times Apostalate
Servants of Mary Immaculate
Churches of Ukraine Issue Address on Respect for Human Life
as to credit unions including
credit unions in Ukraine
— Credit unions lend farmers a helping hand
earth has the smell of optimism for co-op leader
Credit Union Edinstvo
Home Dnipro Federal Credit Union
International Co-operatives Research Conference
Union Development in Reforming economies:
contrasting cases of Poland and Ukraine
Credit Union Limited
Co-operative Alliance (ICA), the apex organization of the international
co-operative movement http://www.ica.coop/
Co-operative Association, a national umbrella organization representing
co-operatives and credit unions http://www.coopcca.com/
Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) is the world's leading advocate,
platform for knowledge exchange and development agency for credit unions
Ukrainian National Credit Union Association
offers IT services such as website
development, data base
organization, data base management and technical
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