Leading Ukrainian apple grower and exporter Sady Dnipra (UApple brand) got a testimonial on the website of Wageningen University & Research about their mutually successful partnership. UApple is well-known for its produce of premium quality, which they export to many countries worldwide, focusing on the EU, the Middle East and South-East Asia. To guarantee the high quality of their products and to meet food safety requirements in the different countries, UApple receives expert advice from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research.
Oleksandr Pakhno, General Manager UApple said on the reasons for choosing Wageningen as an advisory partner: “We want to be the best in the apple business and to be the best, we have to work with the best.”
Despite a challenging season and high domestic prices for fresh apples in Ukraine, the firm exported fruits to 11 world countries and recently shipped apples even to such an exotic destination as Somalia. Oleksandr Pakhno believes that exports will always be important for Ukrainian apple growers. Considering long transit times to Singapore, Malaysia, UAE and Sub-Saharan Africa, where they ship their fruits, UApple needs to make sure that the quality of apples are the best possible and conditions for their storage are perfect.