Agri-Agro & Aroma

BETEN operates in the agricultural and agri-food sector in the CIS area, mainly in Ukraine, and in Croatia working on field crops (grains and oilseeds), livestock farming and organic aromatic plants.

Ukraine, country of 46 million inhabitants and an area of over 600 000 km2, is still considered as the breadbasket of Europe with a high growth potential that can be envisaged through technologies and high performance products transfer, livestock development, food processing optimization and funding. Indeed, many parts of the country benefit from the perfect soil called "chernozem" and have large areas still available for agricultural production (42.7 M ha of UAA of which only 32.5 M ha are cultivated).

The agricultural and agri-food sector remains the largest contributor to the value added of the Ukrainian economy, providing 12% of GDP.

In Ukraine BETEN has developed for over 20 years an important know-how in the fields of conventional and organic farming, livestock breeding and agri-food industry. Benefiting from the double culture and being in constant contact with sector players, we can put you in touch with the right people and organize exchanges in the framework of your projects.

BETEN is also active in Croatia, country of the former Yugoslavia, which recently joined the EU. The first actions involved the sourcing of traditional aromatic plants from the Balkans such as helichrysum, officinal sage, bay, juniper berry, etc.

In this country, BETEN also develops a project in the olive-growing and olive oil sector with the establishment of a new oil mill in Zadar region on Ugljan Island.

All these activities are organic and generate certified productions.

BETEN offers the following services in agricultural and agri-food sectors:

  • missions of technical assistance and market studies
  • targeted professional tours
  • field crops
  • livestock farming
  • agri-food industry
  • energy, biomass, biogas
  • viticulture
  • olive growing
  • searching for reliable customers for your technologies transfer
  • organization of audit (technical, economic) and consulting missions (livestock management, field crops, optimization of food processing units, energy savings, staff training, etc.)
  • coordination of technico-economic feasibility studies
  • support in setting up of projects (renovation of farms and agri-food companies, installation of ventilation/heating systems, cogeneration, etc.)
  • trade representation and searching for trading partners
  • specialized consulting missions
  • legal and financial follow-up and support of projects
  • seeking funding for projects



In partnership with local producers, BETEN has been collecting essential oils and other aromatic products for 20 years in Eastern European countries. Operating mainly in Croatia and Ukraine, our company manages crop supervision, harvest monitoring, as well as a capacity to export these products to Europe and the rest of the world.

This upstream involvement enables to propose a policy of transparency and traceability. As an eco-company, BETEN is also committed in practicing certified organic farming on a systematic basis.


BETEN offers a traditional range of aromatic products from Eastern European countries providing guaranteed 100% pure and natural essential oils as well as concretes and floral waters.

The main essential oils exported from Eastern European countries are the following:

  • Lavender EO, Lavandula angustifolia
  • Siberian fir EO, Abies sibirica
  • Coriander EO, Coriandrum sativum
  • Clary sage EO, Salvia sclarea
  • Officinal sage EO, Salvia officinalis
  • Peppermint EO, Mentha piperita
  • Hyssop EO, Hysopus officinalis
  • Fennel EO, Foeniculum vulgare
  • Dill EO, Anethum graveolens
  • Helichrysum EO, Helycrisum italicum
  • Rose EO, Rosa damascena
  • Mugwort EO, Artemisia
Project Name Type of service Sector City Country
Project of implementation of a Malteurop factory, Kyiv Preliminary study Architecture & Construction, Energy, Agri-Agro & Aroma Kyiv Ukraine
Project of solar greenhouses, Kherson region Feasibility studies Architecture & Construction, Energy, Agri-Agro & Aroma Kherson Ukraine
Ministry of Agriculture of Libya: modular milk production units, Tripoli Development Architecture & Construction, Agri-Agro & Aroma Tripoli Libye
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