On December 10, 2014 a workshop of the project “Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood (EaP-GREEN)” (organic agriculture component) took place.

Venue of the event: Ukrinform, 8/16 Bohdana Khmelnytskogo street, Kyiv city, Ukraine

Khmara Bohdan Pavlovych (Head Specialist, Ministry of the Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine) at the workshop “Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood (EaP-GREEN)”


The aim of the workshop was to present and discuss an organic market study as well as opening new market opportunities in Western Europe for organic producers from Ukraine, Moldova and Armenia.

Introduction of the project "Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood" (EaP-GREEN) and its organic agriculture component was presented by Claudia Assmann, programme officer at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), economics and trade branch, Switzerland.

Outcome of the market study was introduced by Boudewijn van Elzakker, consultant at International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Netherlands
Toralf Richter (sector expert arable crops, Swiss-Ukrainian project "Organic Market Development in Ukraine" told about the experience and conducive export conditions for Ukrainian organic producers of arable crops.

Ksenia Gladchenko, QueS consultancy body, after an overview of challenges and lessons learnt of the Ukrainian exporters during organic export to EU and proposed the series of effective solutions.

The event was attended by 48 participants, including representatives from export-oriented agricultural enterprises, consulting and certification bodies, NGOs, policy makers, media etc. from 10 regions of Ukraine, including Kiev, Zhitomir, Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Odessa, Poltava, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.

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