As of April 1, 2021, Dr. Stefan Dreesmann has taken over the project leadership of the COA project. Thanks to his professional background and many years of experience in organic legislation and the promotion of the organic sector, he will in the future support the Ukrainian project partners in the implementation of the organic law with his great know-how.

The webinar was carried out on 15 December 2020 by the project “German-Ukrainian Cooperation in Organic Agriculture” (COA) in cooperation with the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine (MEDTA). 

On 17.02.2021, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the Regulation on the Responsibilities of the re-established Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (MAPE).

Funded by BMEL and BMZ, the German association Ekoconnect - International Center for Organic Agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe e.V. - since 2009 country reports on organic farming and the market in Central and Eastern Europe. As part of this initiative, the country report Ukraine was recently reissued.

In Russia, up to 80% of organic food in retail stores is said to be counterfeit. This is the conclusion of a study by Roskachestvo, an independent company that examines the quality of goods in Russia.

Experts and audience agree: Fraud is everywhere, and additional control measures contribute to organic integrity.

During an online session on 17 February at this year’s Biofach Congress, a team of experts from around the globe found common ground with an involved audience on the title question: “Is Eastern Europe a hotspot for organic fraud? Initiatives for demonstrating Organic Integrity from countries in the region”.

We welcome you to join our contribution at Biofach 2021: Forum “Is East Europe a hotspot for organic fraud? Initiatives for demonstrating Organic Integrity from countries in the region”

Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine spoke as panelist within the framework of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). Topic of the discussion was “How to better cope with change: New approaches for food system resilience to pandemic and climatic shocks”.

On January 22, 2021, another meeting was held of the Organic Working Group, that has been established by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture (MDETA) to address issues related to Ukrainian organic legislation.

On 17.12.2020, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine elected Mr Roman Leshchenko as the new Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

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