For the first time in history, EkoNiva Group ranks among Forbes’ 200 largest private companies in Russia published in the October issue of Russian Forbes.
Spring wheat and soya bean varieties from EkoNiva-Semena’s portfolio have come under the spotlight at Primorye Field Day. The event took place in Ussuriysk gathering over 300 agricultural producers of Primorye area and neighbouring regions.
Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation has announced the winners of the annual Russian Company of High Social Efficiency award. EkoNivaAgro, Voronezh oblast, took third prize in the Territory Development Social Investment and Sponsorship category.
At Food Business Leaders’ Forum held as part of WorldFood Moscow 2021 trade show, Stefan Duerr, EkoNiva Group President, announced that the largest raw milk producer in Russia and Europe is currently preparing for audit of the Group’s enterprises in Kaluga and Voronezh oblasts to comply with the Halal certification requirements.
EkoNiva Group has summed up the results of 2021 season winter crops sale. The total of 590 farms received high-quality winter crop seeds in time for the sowing campaign – overall, over 15,000 tonnes. The company’s sales revenue increased by 11% compared to the previous year.
Sugar beet harvesting has begun at the farming enterprises within EkoNiva Group. The first 1,500 tonnes of root crops have already been delivered to a processing facility.
ZooVet, EkoNiva’s unique educational platform, was initiated by the company’s President Stefan Duerr in 2016. It is focused on upgrading the skills of agricultural university graduates who have chosen to work in modern production facilities. More than four hundred young specialists have received training over these five years.
On September 7, specialists of Saatzucht Bauer, one of the oldest seed growing companies in Germany, visited Zashchitnoye plant breeding and growing operation belonging to EkoNiva Group. The parties discussed the cooperation prospects in cereals and pulses breeding and seed growing. The German delegation was led by the CEO Berthold Bauer, while EkoNiva was represented by Sergey Lyashko, First Deputy General Manager, and Yuriy Vasyukov, Regional Director of Zashchitnoye operation.
Spring crop seeds of the new harvest are offered for sale. EkoNiva-Semena intends to ramp up the sales of certified spring and winter crop seeds by 40 per cent as compared to over 70,000 tonnes in the previous year.
EkoNiva employees have performed impressively well at the first Liski district Head’s Cup, a table tennis tournament.