With their high content of phyto-nutrients, blueberries are firmly established in the daily menu of many living in developed countries, and now the “blue berry” is confidently winning the favour of Ukrainian consumers. In 10 years, the area under blueberry plantations in Ukraine has grown tenfold, from 200 to 2,000 hectares.
Every entrepreneur has a recipe for how to start and grow a successful business. For Ivan Semenyuk and Andriy Pavlikovsky from Vinnytsia, a city in central Ukraine, this recipe is somewhat unusual: invest money and effort during a major crisis.
The numbers are relentless when it comes to the proportion of Ukrainians living in cities and rural areas in unified territorial communities (UTC): in the last 10 years countryside has lost 16% of its population.
3D designer from Lviv Oleksandr Shestakovych had been doing object design for several years when he came up with an idea of a toy business.
When a pandemic changes business plans and individual lives, it’s no surprise that one of the projects under the EU M4EG or Mayors for Economic Growth programme being implemented in the small western Ukrainian town of Dolyna has temporarily turned into a charity.