In the organic sector of Ukraine one can observe qualitative transformations, in particular, the number of companies which offer processed products is growing. «Today organic producers have a clear understanding that high-technology companies have significant advantages both at the Ukrainian and international markets. For that reason, the companies do not only focus on the sustainability of their production but also on optimization of the infrastructure, use of modern equipment and effective logistics,» says Kateryna Shor, Project Manager of Information Centre «Green Dossier».
The Ukrainian National Pavilion will be presented for the 5th time at the International Trade Fair for Organic Food BIOFACH. «This year Ukraine will not only present the record number of participants but also the biggest share of processing companies (compared to the previous years). The exhibiting companies tend to shift their focus from the raw materials production to processing as well as expanding their product range. Thus, when in previous years almost all the exhibitors of the Ukrainian National Pavilion were cereal producers, now, out of 20 exhibitors, 4 companies are berry producers and processors, 3 oilseed producers and processors, 1 tomato paste producer, 1 tea producer, 1 certification body and 9 cereal producers, a part of which also offers processed products,» noted Sergiy Galashevskyy, Director of Organic Standard Certification Body.
This year Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for European Integration Olga Trofimtseva will represent Ukraine at the official international level; she will participate at the official opening of 29th World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food BIOFACH 2018 and will speak at two events — Conference for the Central and Eastern European Countries (14.02) and Ukrainian Forum (15.02.). In addition, Ms. Trofimtseva will open the traditional Apero at the Ukrainian National Pavilion where you will be able to taste the traditional Ukrainian dishes (15.02 at 18:00).
For 5 years of Ukraine participating at BioFach the pavilion area has increased almost twofold: from 70 m2 in 2014 to 130 m2 in 2018. The number of exhibiting companies has also grown from 8 to 20.
In 2018 the National Pavilion of Ukraine will be located in new Hall 4А.