Sovereign, resilient, sustainable. Global food supply and agricultural production of the future on the Eurasian continent

German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA)
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

Pandemic, climate crisis, port blockades: predictability in agricultural production – and thus global food security – is of utmost importance in light of persistent global crises. Countries with great agricultural potential have a responsibility to continue to produce reliably in the future and to ensure the food supply of their own population while at the same time closing international supply gaps with exports. Solutions that support farmers in producing in an environmentally and economically sustainable way, especially in times of climate change, are becoming increasingly important. Modern data models, for instance, are able to simulate the effect of climate change on yields with the help of different scenarios and thus to support well-founded strategic cultivation decisions. The following issues are of key importance in these times of ever-changing and perpetuating crises:

  • How can national economies shape their farming sectors in such a way that they can produce sustainably and as independently as possible from external factors?
  • Which agricultural policy measures promise lasting success?
  • Which production concepts reduce the vulnerability to crises, and where would exchange make sense?
  • How could international cooperation look like that promotes sovereign agricultural production while at the same time ensuring that farmers benefit?

We will discuss these questions in a panel discussion on the example of the Eastern European/Central Asian region.

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Franziska Appel

Research assistant and head of junior research group / IAMO
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Ms Franziska APPEL – Agricultural economist and agent-based modeller at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO). Her research focuses on agricultural structural changes and agricultural policy. Specifically, Ms Appel uses agent-based modeling, often in combination with participatory methods, to study individual decision-making processes, spatial interactions and dynamics, and policy impacts. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND – 2018 Dissertation at the Faculty of Natural Sciences III – Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Geosciences and Computer Science at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg with the title: “”Between path dependence and path creation: The impact of farmers’ behavior on structural change in agriculture“ CAREER HISTORY – 2009 – until now Research Associate, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), since 2019 Junior Research Group Leader – Parental leave: June 2013 – August 2014 and April 2016 – November 2016)


2020 – 2023 FORLand Phase 2 – Agricultural Land Markets – Efficiency and Regulation – DFG PIr Subproject 6 – 2019 – 2023 MIND STEP – Modelling individual farm decisions for policy advice in agriculture – EU/H2020 Task Lead 4.3, significant contribution Task 4.5, Lead WP 6 – 2018 – 2021 AgriPoliS2020 – Sustainability of research software AgriPoliS – DFG Executive project management – 2017 – 2020 FORLand – Agricultural Land Markets – Efficiency and Regulation – DFG Executive project management subproject 5 – 2017 – 2021 SURE-Farm – Sustainable and resilient EU farming systems (Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems) – EU/H2020 Lead WP 3 (farm demographics), Case Study Leader, significant contribution WP 5 (Integrated assessment/ “Method Toolbox”)

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Dirk Stratmann

Country spokesman for Ukraine and Central Asia / German Agribusiness Alliance
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Spokesman Central Asia and Ukraine at the GAA (German Agribusiness Alliance, Berlin)

Public/Government Affairs CIS VDMA agric. machinery (German agricultural machinery association, Frankfurt)

Different Board Member Assignments (Int. agricultural machinery dealers / Finance)

Founder of 3L Teamwork GmbH (Listen – Learn – Lead)

John Deere, including Director CIS (2017-2021)

Joseph Vögele AG (today, Wirtgen Group)

Working Groups & voluntary assignments:
2016- Spokesman Kazakhstan/Central Asia at the GAA, Berlin
2011- Spokesman Ukraine at the GAA, Berlin
2007-2010 Spokesman Romania at the GAA, Berlin
2011-2021 CIS Working group lead at the VDMA, Frankfurt
2007-2011 CE Working group lead at the VDMA, Frankfurt
2015-2021 Lead JD Region 2 Sales & Marketing College
2017-2021 Member of JD Region 2 Diversity & Inclusion Council

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Mykola Solskyi

Minister / Ministry for Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
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Born on May 22, 1979

Education: 2000 Ivan Franko Lviv National University, degree in Law Employment.

2000 – 2001 – Legal Adviser of CJSC “Enzyme”.

2001 – 2003 – Legal Adviser of Yefimov, Temnenko & Partners Law Firm LLC.

2003 – 2014 – General Director of Solsky, Protsyk & Partners Law Firm LLC.

2007 co-founder of the Ukrainian Agrarian Holding, which includes agricultural enterprises located in various regions of Ukraine.

2014 – 2019 – Deputy Executive Director of Protsyk & Partners Law Firm LLC.

07.2019 – 03.2022 – Member of Parliament (“Servant of the People”), Chairman of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine on Agrarian and Land Policy.

From March 24, 2022 – Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

Languages: Ukrainian and English

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Cornelia Horsch

Managing Director / Horsch Maschinen GmbH
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Mrs Cornelia HORSCH – born in 1963, she is married to company founder Michael Horsch and has four grown-up children, three sons and a daughter. Mrs Horsch graduated in economics and began her professional career in internal sales in1988, later adding sales and customer service management and marketing “on the side”. Today, she is Managing Director of HORSCH Maschinen GmbH and a member of the Executive Board of HORSCH Holding SE as well as Managing Director of the French subsidiary Horsch France SARL. Cornelia Horsch is engaged in voluntary service as honorary member of the board of the LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania. The state-recognised university emerged from a private initiative to promote the qualifications of young people in the Baltic country. As Chair of the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University Council, Mrs Horsch places the focus of higher education on current topics and relevant developments.

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Aidarbek Saparov

Minister / Ministry for Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan
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Aidarbek SAPAROV

born on June 12, 1966 in the North Kazakhstan region.

graduated from Omsk Agricultural Institute, North Kazakhstan State University named after Kozybaev.

He began his labor activity in 1984 as a state farm accountant.
From 1992 to 1995, he was zootechnician-realizer, commercial director of KT named after Kalinin.

From 1995 to 2003, he worked in commercial structures.

From 2003 to 2005, he was Deputy Director of the North Kazakhstan regional representative office of Prodkorporatsiya JSC.

From 2005 to 2006, he was First Deputy Director of the North Kazakhstan Regional Representative Office of Prodkorporatsiya JSC.

In 2006, he was the head of the regional territorial inspection of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the North Kazakhstan region.

From 2006 to 2008, he was akim of Shal akyn district of North Kazakhstan region.

From 2008 to 2010, he was akim of Magzhan Zhumabayev district of North-Kazakhstan region.

From 2010 to 2011, he was the deputy akim of North Kazakhstan region on agriculture.

In 2011-2019, he was the first deputy akim of North Kazakhstan region.

In 2019-2022, he was the first Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Since Dec. 1, 2022 he held the position of akim of the North Kazakhstan region.

On Sept. 4, 2023, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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Anastasiia Bilych

Chief Marketing officer / Arnika Organic Kyiv
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Anastasiia BILYCH

Agroindustrial Group Arnika (Arnika Organic), Kyiv
– Chief marketing officer, GR 01/2019 – Present
– Business development manager 08/2021 – Present

Agricultural & Finance Consultants GmbH, Kyiv
– Long-term national expert 01/2018 – 12/2018

Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadim Hetman, Kyiv
– Associate Professor 09/2016 – 09/2018

Dihlmann Organic Trading GmbH, Iden
– Senior international trade manager 12/2015 – 10/2017

Business consultant 2014 – 2016
– Agro Energy Group, MGM Agro, Ukraine

Senior analyst 10/2012 – 06/2015
– NGO “Ukrainian agrarian confederation”, Kyiv

Jan 2023 – Present: Head of agricultural committee at Union of
Ukrainian Entrepreneurs
2021 – Present: Head of Export committee at NGO Organic Ukraine
2019 – Present: Member of Organic Working Group, Ministry of
Agricultural Policy and Food, Ukraine

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