Since August last year, Ukrainian farmers and processors have been able to obtain certification under the Ukrainian law on organic farming. The Food Safety Agency (FSA) of the Ukrainian oblasts play an important role in controlling these organic farms. In order to support the representatives of the consumer protection authorities in this task, the "German-Ukrainian Cooperation in Organic Farming (COA)" project held a second, multi-day practical training on organic farms in the first week of July. The COA project is financed by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

Organic farmers from Ukraine learnt about biodynamic farms in the federal state of Brandenburg and in Berlin

On May 23, 2024, Polissya National University and Organic Federation of Ukraine held the XIth International Scientific and Practical Conference "Organic Production and Food Security" in Zhytomyr. More than 120 scientists, producers, government officials, representatives of public and international organizations, as well as students participated in this event which took place in a hybrid format with the support of "German-Ukrainian Cooperation in the Field of Organic Agriculture" (COA) project.

"German-Ukrainian Cooperation in the Field of Organic Agriculture" (COA) supported and took part in the round table "World Bee Day as a Manifesto of Importance and Protection of Pollinators" which was help on May 20, 2024 in Kyiv. This event was organized by the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, national NGO "Foundation for Women-Beekeepers" and "German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue" Project (APD) as a part of the annual events dedicated to the International Bee Day.

State Institution "Scientific and Methodological Center of Higher and Professional Pre-Higher Education" and “Organic Federation of Ukraine”, with support from “German-Ukrainian Cooperation in Organic Agriculture” (COA) joined efforts in organizing Organic Students’ Forum on May 1, 2024.

In Ukraine, it is currently particularly challenging to establish value chains. This does not deter organic farmers. They produce organic products for the domestic market. This is made possible by an organic certificate and support from Germany.

Article in the Bioland magazine, issue 05/2024
Author: Eileen Nicolai

Since August 2023, farms in Ukraine have been able to obtain certification in accordance with the country's organic farming law. Around 180 farms have already been certified and are listed in the Ukrainian register of organic operators. Additionally, since the beginning of this year, some operators have started labelling their products with the Ukrainian organic logo.

A successful specialist information tour by the “German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue (APD) in cooperation with the “German-Ukrainian Cooperation in Organic Agriculture (COA)” together with a Ukrainian delegation of experts took place in Brussels last week.

Due to the ongoing Russian attacks, there are repeated power outages in Ukraine. This also affects agricultural businesses and processors of agricultural products. Especially in the east and south of Ukraine.

Showcasing the impact and contributions of Ukrainian women to the organic sector.

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