Agroecology is one of the pioneers in organic agriculture within Ukraine. The company is committed to organic farming practices since the 1980s, having developed an own organic management system aiming to preserving and increasing soil fertility as part of its production process. For many years, the company was headed by Semen Antonets; now, his grandson has taken over the farm, but building on the sustainable production practices that where introduced by his grandfather.
The company is certified by Organic Standard according to the Equivalent European Union Organic Production & Processing Standard and the Bio Suisse standard. Agroecology’s production unit involves more than 7’000 hectares of organic arable land in the Shyshaky and Zinkiv district of the Poltava region, in the central part of Ukraine. The company harvests 7-10 thousand tons of cereals per year. The functional integration of animal husbandry – the company has also 6’000 heads of dairy cattle – and arable crop production is key for the company’s success in improving soil fertility as a means to obtain quality harvest of cereals, pulses, and oil crops. Agroecology has also own processing infrastructure. Agroecology targets both the domestic and the export market, with clients in Switzerland, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands and Austria. To expand its export activities, Agroecology is eager to establish strategic business partnerships to expand its export ventures and enter new markets.