Ukraine is the biggest walnut exporter in Europe
Ukraine takes the first place on walnut export in Europe. In addition, the country is in the top 5 walnut producers in the world.
As Olha Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration, says nut grow is among priorities for the Ministry, 'The development of nut industrial production and export requires establishment of cooperatives or clusters. Today, we have no effective nut production structure. The current situation prevents from accessing to foreign markets and organizing the production in Ukraine'.
In 2016 Iraq, Iran, Greece, Azerbaijan and Belarus were the main importers of Ukrainian walnut.
Today more than 5,000 hectares of walnut and 600 hectares of hazelnut have been planted in Ukraine.