Coming out of nowhere, the coronavirus pandemic has swept away many jobs in the restaurant, tourism, construction, and international transport businesses. Yet, not everyone who found themselves unemployed was not afraid of change.
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.
A pig farm could have a higher income if the swine are in a good mood was the idea of a young man living in Speia, a town on the Nistru river due east of Moldova's capital, Chisinau.
Most local lavender growers have brought in their harvest, except of some fields in the north of the country, where rain is causing a delay. Farmers with young plantations harvested up to 30% fewer flowers than in 2019, and those with plants over 10 years old saw their crop down 50% compared to last year’s harvest.
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.