Background

Ukrainian organic companies have developed to strategic partners for many Western European and overseas customers as being among the main suppliers of organic cereals and pulses to satisfy the demand of the organic sector in these regions. But still risks of fraud and contaminations during the whole supply chain, lack of transparency from suppliers' side and uncertainties from buyers' side in regard to using good organic practices in production results in the image of the Ukrainian organic market and mistrust to Ukrainian organic producers.

The aim of the Ukraine Forum is to improve organic buyer-supplier relationships and bring more transparency to all players in the supply chain. The discussion points will be covered from different perspectives on the levels of producers, exporters, importers, CBs and policy levels.

Target group

The Ukraine Forum is targeted at organic producers, processors and exporters from Ukraine; international organic importers, traders, processors; national and regional authorities from EU and Ukraine; policy makers, certification bodies and all the organizations, which are involved or interested in learning more about the recent situation and trends in sourcing organic products from Ukraine.

Objective of the Ukraine Forum

  • To provide updated information about the framework conditions for organic trade with Ukraine and its implementation in practice.
  • To provide trends and market overviews of Ukraine the main European organic sourcing country.
  • To exchange best practices of organic production and trade from exporter’s side.
  • To facilitate opportunities for matchmaking.

The Forum is funded by

  • the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO, Switzerland) within the framework of the Swiss-Ukrainian project «Organic Market Development in Ukraine» (www.ukraine.fibl.org) implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland) (www.fibl.org),
  • the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) through the two German-Ukrainian cooperation projects «Advice to Ukraine on agricultural trade issues under the deep and comprehensive Free-Trade Agreement (DCFTA) between the EU and Ukraine» and «German-Ukrainian co-operation in the field of organic agriculture», both implemented by AFC/IAK (www.afci.de / www.iakleipzig.de),
  • exhibiting companies of the Ukrainian National Pavilion at the BioFach.

The Ukrainian national Pavilion at BioFach 2017 is organised with the support of the of Agrarian Policy and Food and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Let’s get together to have a common overview on organic in Ukraine.

PLACE: München 2 NCC Mitte, Biofach 2017, Nuremberg Messe (Germany)
DATE: 16.02.17
TIME: 14:00−16:00

Registration is obligatory before February 10th, 2017.

Download full programme of the Forum.

Contacts:

International
Toralf Richter,
FiBL, Switzerland
E-mail: toralf. richter@fibl.org

Stefanie Maak,
AFC Consultants International GmbH,
Germany
E-mail: stefanie. maak@afci.de

Ukraine
Ksenia Gladchenko,
consultancy company QueS Ltd
E-mail: info@ques.com.ua

Mariia Makhnovets,
consultant, organic trading
activities from Ukraine
E-mail: mariia. makhnovets@gmail.com

The event program

Participants

Isebell Hildermann

Spielberger Gmbh

Antoine Fauré

Ecocert

Marco Schlueter

Organic Agriculture expert

Mariia Makhnovets

Consultant

Olga Trofimtseva

Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

André Pilling

AFC

Stefanie Maak

AFC

Toralf Richter

FiBL

Ksenia Gladchenko

QueS consultancy body

Sergiy Galashevskyy

Organic Standard Ltd