To add the bacon
To add the bacon, the EBRD and the World Banks’ IFC are loaning a total of $25 million to a leading Kyiv region company to expand pig breeding capacity and to build a meat processing plant capable of processing 240 pigs an hour. Based 65 km east of Kyiv’s Boryspil airport, Niva Pereyaslavshchyna grows feed corn on 23,000 hectares. The group fattens pigs, slaughters them, and then markets the meat under the Pyatachok brand. To follow modern practices, Niva imported equipment from Denmark’s Maskinfabrikken Faust ApS to move from natural gas to straw and from Austria’s Schneider Abwassertechnik GmbH to treat industrial sewage effluent. Due to African Swine Flu outbreaks and a steady decline in household pigs, Ukraine’s pig population has dropped by one quarter in seven years, to six million today.