Matchmaking event with Ukrainian organic producers at Biofach 2015 in Nuremberg

Matchmaking event

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During the worldwide biggest Organic Trade Exhibition “Biofach 2015” in Nuremberg, on February 13, 2015, FiBL project "Organic Market Development in Ukraine" (2012–2016) and the UNEP project "Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood" (EaP GREEN) organised a joint matchmaking event to facilitate an exchange of information between organic producers from Ukraine, Moldova and Armenia and international traders. 

The session covered issues like the status quo of organic sector development in Ukraine, Moldova, and Armenia and approaches to build long-term partnerships of international importers and producers from the three countries. Approximately 50 participants among them many international traders took part.

It was presented a presentation of the results of a market study about opportunities and challenges for organic producers from Ukraine, Moldova and Armenia (see link with presentation). During a panel discussion afterwards the main benefits but also challenges were discussed, when sourcing organic products from countries like Ukraine, Moldova and Armenia. Finally all participants got possibilities to exchange information and business cards face to face during this event.

Background

In projects "Organic Market Development in Ukraine" (2012–2016) financed by the Swiss Confederation and the UNEP project "Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood" (EaP GREEN), both Fibl and UNEP support organic sector and market development in the countries Ukraine, Moldova, and Armenia and elaborate commonly solutions with domestic partners to increase technical knowledge, reliability, transparency and product quality for the organic sector development.

Downloads

  • Press release (439.0 KB)
  • Joern Berger, Organic Services - Organic sourcing (693.1 KB) in Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia - Results of a market study

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