In 2022, the Continental Farmers Group will grow a new potato variety that fits for French fries’ production
The Continental Farmers Group continues expanding its potato business. In 2022, the Company starts growing the Fontane potato variety that is new for Continental and fits to produce French fries. The Continental Farmers Group started cultivating this variety last year to obtain the first seeds reproduction that will be used in the 2022 season. This year, the Fontane potato will be grown at 228 hectares of land.
The Continental Farmers Group is building up its warehouse facilities to store seed potatoes
The Continental Farmers Group Company commissioned a new warehouse to store seed potatoes. The new storage facility that has a capacity of 3 thousand tons of simultaneous storage was fitted out at the operations support facilities in the village of Batyatychi (Lviv District, Lviv Oblast). The Continental Farmers Group allocated UAH 3.2 million to outfit the warehouse. This potato storage facility is intended specifically to store seed potatoes, which yield this year was much larger than expected.
Over eight thousand trees have been planted with the support of the Continental Farmers Group
For a third year in a row, the Continental Farmers Group has been implementing the Lime Tree Marathon environmental campaign. Under this project, Company employees, together with beekeepers and local communities, have been planting honey trees in the territories of Continental Farmers Group business operations. This year, over three thousand lime tree saplings were planted in the Khmelnytsk and Ternopil Oblasts while, over the 3-year period of project implementation, almost 8.5 thousand trees were planted. Thus, the Continental Farmers Group not only performs some greening of the territories of the communities but also supports the development of beekeeping.
The Continental Farmers Group exported 121 thousand tons of wheat to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
In 2021, the Continental Farmers Group exported 121 thousand tons of high-quality flour wheat to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Two Panamax-class vessels carrying Ukrainian wheat have already been unloaded at the ports of Jeddah and Yanbu. The supply was carried out under a direct contract concluded with the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) that is the state procurement organization.
Continental Farmers Group are finishing harvesting campaign
The Continental Farmers Group are finishing harvesting campaign of the 2021 production season. The agricultural holding company has already harvested sunflower in the area of over 37 thousand hectares and soybeans, in the area of 27.9 thousand hectares. The threshing of corn continues. The Continental Farmers Group used 31.8 thousand hectares for this crop. The Company also finished the harvesting of potatoes. We would like to remind the reader that, in this production season, the Company used over 1.8 thousand hectares for potatoes.
The Continental Farmers Group held a large scale Field Day event
The Continental Farmers Group held its Field Day festivity under the caption: “How one may earn an additional USD100 per hectare: time to count.” The event was organized jointly with the Lviv National Agrarian University. It united the Company partners, agricultural producers, farmers, representatives of the authorities as well as the young people that intend to get employment in the agricultural sector. The Company holds its Field Day event in such a format for a third time already. This event to the Continental Farmers Group presents primarily a platform for communication and experience sharing as well as a good opportunity to strengthen partner relations.
Continental Farmers Group launched the most modern in Ukraine potato storage facility
The Continental Farmers Group completed the construction of the new potato storage facility with the total area of over 6 thousand m2 in the village of Chukva (Sambir District, Lviv Oblast). Continental invested UAH 111.4 million in the construction of the new production facility. The construction works were implemented over a period of 10 months.
Continental Farmers Group has expanded its elevator capacity
Continental Farmers Group has acquired an elevator complex in the town of Gorodenka, Ivano-Frankivsk region a total storage capacity of 87.5 thousand tons.
The Continental Farmers Group will hold its Field Day festivity in the Lviv Oblast
On October 8, the town of Dubliany will host the Field Day event organized by the Continental Farmers Group on the topic of “How One Is to Earn an Additional USD 100 per One Hectare: Time to Count.” For agricultural producers, farmers and agricultural workers, the event is to become a communication and experience sharing platform as well as a good opportunity to strengthen partner relations.