The development of the organic sector within Ukraine is of upmost importance to not only safeguard Ukraine’s abundant natural resources but also to stimulate income generation and the competitiveness especially of rural areas of Ukraine, where agriculture remains the main pillar of local development. With this aim, the Swiss government has been supporting the development of the organic sector in Ukraine since 2003. The current project phase (2012 – 2016), funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is being implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), in cooperation with the stakeholders of the organic sector and the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine. Also the first Ukrainian country pavilion at the Biofach 2014 is being supported through this project, thus complementing efforts from the side of organic producers to promote organic exports from Ukraine.
For more information on the Swiss-Ukrainian project, please visit the website.
For more information on the nine Ukrainian exhibitors at the country pavilion in hall 5, booth 161.