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The first grade of “Agri school” project is completed

18 April 2019

Studying of the first grade of the “Agri school” project is completed in Credit Agricole. The graduation ceremony took place in the early April in Kyiv.      

“Agri school” became an innovative project in the market. It allows our employees to deepen their knowledge of agro-technologies and agro-production process, to feel practical realities of agrarian business and the work of farmers. During the education process, agro-experts of the bank and leading agrarian companies shared their unique knowledge and gained experience with project participants. We have just delivered diplomas to our graduates and in a week, the second grade starts. But we are not going to rest on our laurels; we aim to expand the project and to engage clients and employees from other entities of Credit Agricole Group. We believe that the knowledge of our employees means added value for our customers and partners, and the expertise is one of the bank’s strengths”, Larysa Bondarieva, Deputy CEO in charge of Corporate, SME and Agri-Agro of Credit Agricole Bank, comments.   

 The “Agri school” is an educational project aimed to expand expertise and deepen the knowledge of bank professionals in agribusiness area. The project covered all regions and units of the bank. The school started in July 2018.  

Among the speakers of the “Agri school” there were agro-experts and agro-analysts of the bank as well as the management of leading agricultural companies and reputable agro-market experts.  

“The idea behind the “Agri school” was to teach bank employees to think as agrarians, to plan as agrarians, and analyze as agrarians. We created an effective concept of training and agricultural knowledge improvement. Students of the “Agri school” not only received a strong theoretical base, but could also see practical aspects of agricultural enterprises operation, and feel themselves a part of the production process”, Natalia Porvina, Head of Agribusiness Support department of Credit Agricole Bank, comments. 

 The training course consisted of six modules, each of which lasted for three days and included theoretical and practical cases.

Module topics:

  • Sowing campaign and main inputs
  • Technology of core crops cultivation  
  • Harvesting, sale of agricultural products, trading and logistics issues  
  • Animal breeding and biosafety
  • Agricultural processing    
  • Agro-analysis and review.       

As part of the education, the students visited agro-producing and agro-processing enterprises, agricultural services and machinery suppliers, and trading companies.

The “Agri school” allowed the students to see the process of agro-production and to join it: to assess crop vegetation conditions, to estimate potential yield, to drive agricultural machines, etc.    

About Credit Agricole: 

JSC «Credit Agricole Bank» is a modern universal bank owned by the leading financial group in Europe – Credit Agricole Group (France). The Group is a major partner of the French economy and one of the largest banking groups in Europe. It is a leading retail bank in Europe, having the largest portfolio of assets under management, being first in the field of ban insurance and third - in project financing in Europe. Credit Agricole has been operating in the financial market of Ukraine since 1993 and renders the entire range of banking services to private individuals, including premium-clients, and business. The bank pays special attention to cooperation with agricultural enterprises. Reliability and business reputation of Credit Agricole in Ukraine is confirmed by the highest possible FITCH ratings, leading positions in bank sustainability, bank deposit reliability and bank profitability rankings, as well as by 300 000 active private and 18 000 corporate customers, including international corporations, large Ukrainian companies and representatives of small and medium business. Credit Agricole Bank is a socially responsible bank that confirms its status by the large number of projects implemented under the Corporate Social Responsibility program «We Care!». 

Contacts: 

Viktoriia Torianyk, Head of PR and corporate communications Credit Agricole Bank.

Phone: +38 044 581 07 45, e-mail: Viktoriia.Torianyk@credit-agricole.ua

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