Implementation of Organic Law 2496-VIII:
Boosting Organic Seed and Plant Breeding Efforts in Ukraine

Workshop presently postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic



COA/ER, 9th April 2020

1Introduction and Background

In accordance with the strategy of the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine (MDETA), the "German-Ukrainian Cooperation in the field of Organic Agriculture" (COA) aims to contribute to the improvement of quality in the sub-sector organic agriculture in Ukraine. Furthermore,



In the frame of the Organic Law it will be essential that Ukraine has sufficient quantity and the right varieties of seeds in certified organic quality available. Next to the propa-gation activities of organic farmers, trade

2.1What is needed

The present situation sees obstacles, such as:

  • organic seed is not largely available in Ukraine;
  • there are technical difficulties in organic seed production;

2.2What we want to achieve

In the frame of COA’s mission to contribute to strengthening the training and further education of the organic sector in Ukrainian we aim to:

3The Program

Activity Implementation of Organic Law 2496-VIII: Boosting Organic Seed and Plant Breeding Efforts in Ukraine
Interaction with the Ministry (MDETA)

The COA team and experts are continuously in contact with the Ministry and all activities are streamlined with the priorities set by the political decision makers.

OrganicXseed Organic Seeds Database

The availability of a database of organic seeds is a requirement under Regulations EC 834/2007 and 889/2008, which regulate the use of organically produced seeds and seed potatoes in organic farming.

Seed and crop companies / companies provide the database with information on organically propagated plant varieties available in Germany.

OrganicXseed is also a platform for the distribution of vegetative-propagating material (except seed potatoes). However, for the use of propagating material not obtained on the principles of organic farming, regulation at the level of the relevant federal land is taken into account.

The range of seeds and vegetative-propagating material presented in this database serves as a basis for decision-making by the relevant regulatory authorities. But, of course, the information presented in the database will in no way replace obtaining an official permit for the use of inorganically produced seeds and vegetative-propagating material!

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