The Project German-Ukrainian Cooperation in Organic Agriculture (COA) – Phase II has been implemented since 2016 in a first, four-year phase (until August 2020) and in a second phase from 1 September 2020. Through the Bilateral Cooperation Program, the BMEL supports partner countries in the development of a productive and resource saving agricultural and food economy. The COA project contributes in particular to the efficient and resource saving development of agriculture in Ukraine through its focus on the promotion of organic agriculture.

Development objective:

The Ukrainian organic agriculture sector has expanded and the quality of the produce has improved.

Project objective:

Competencies and institutional structures for the advanced development of organic agriculture have been enhanced.

Planned results:

Result 1:

MEDTA (Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture), FSA (Food Safety Agency) and NAAU (National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine) are capable of carrying out the tasks assigned to them in the organic agriculture law correctly.

Result 2:

NMZ (Scientific and Methodological Centre for Higher and Pre-higher Education) operates a knowledge platform for the development and provision of information about organic agriculture relevant to training.

Result 3:

Private and public institutions are improving the structured, expert exchange of information within the sector and promoting its visibility in the Ukraine

Target groups:

Direct target group:

Personnel at MEDTA involved in the organic agriculture law and at FSA and NAAU, who have been directly entrusted with the implementation of the organic agriculture law at national and regional levels.

Representatives of all the institutions and facilities currently involved in the design, establishment and operation of the knowledge platform.

Indirect target group:

Other private or institutional actors within the sector if they are prepared to work together and appear as one to the general public and institutions. Consumers of organic products will benefit from improved organic agriculture.

Political project backers:

On the German side: BMEL

On the Ukrainian side: MEDTA and MBW

Likely term:

1 September 2020 to 30 August 2023 (plus extension option of up to 24 months)

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