The “Organic Market Development in Ukraine” project is implemented by the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). FiBL has been active in Ukraine since 2004 and was responsible for implementing Phase I from 2005 – 2011.

FIBL, founded in 1973, is the world largest research establishment for organic agriculture, employing 120 staff members in Switzerland, 15 in Germany and 1 in Austria. FIBL’s strengths include close links between different fields of research and the rapid transfer of knowledge from research to advisory work and agricultural practice.

FiBL has a long standing commitment to the international development of organic agriculture. It works closely with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and other international organisations. FiBL has a highly competent staff with extensive expertise in organic soil management, plant production, holistic animal health, animal welfare and organic animal breeding. socioeconomics (including comprehensive analyses of organic markets) and in organic food processing and distribution.

FiBL does much practical research and places a high priority on knowledge transfer into agricultural practice through advisory work, training courses and expert reports. It employs a wide range of communication and dissemination tools, including magazines, technical leaflets, reference books, video and the internet.

FiBL has undertaken numerous projects in Eastern Europe, India, Latin America and Africa, promoting the development of organic research and services as well as advisory and certification services.

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