Seminar "Organic soybeans in Ukraine". Future challenges for the export of organic soybeans from Ukraine

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Seminar "Organic soybeans in Ukraine", which took place on January 28, 2016 at the FiBL project office , introduced the participants to the production of organic soybeans and market demands. All producers, processors, traders and service providers involved in the production, processing and marketing of organic soybeans in Ukraine and representatives of the Association "Danube soybeans" were invited to the seminar.

The topic of the seminar:Future challenges for the export of organic soybeans from Ukraine.

Objectives/expected results:

  • exchange of information on the current situation regarding the production and export of organic soybeans in Ukraine;
  • better understanding of the requirements of importers and future commitments as well as the benefits of organic certification;
  • share experiences on different soybean varieties, their productivity and quality indicators;
  • learn more about the planned activities of the Association "Danube soya" in Ukraine.

The speakers of the seminar were:

  • Toralf Richter (Switzerland), the expert direction of agricultural arable crops, Anatolii Kravchenko, Facilitator Arable Crops, Natalie Prokopchuk, Project Manager, Swiss-Ukrainian project "Organic market development in Ukraine», FiBL;
  • Inna Ilienko, representative of the Association "Danube soy" in Ukraine;
  • Oleksii Honskyi, director of "Vehetus Ukraine";
  • Oleksandr Ushakov, Director of Trade House "Soievyi Vik";
  • Oleksii Yazykov, director of "Zhyva Nyva".

Program is attached (in Ukrainian).

Participants:
Manufacturers, processors, traders and service providers involved in the production, processing and marketing of organic soybeans in Ukraine and a representative of the Association "Danube soybeans."

Moderators: Toralf Richter and Anatolii Kravchenko, FiBL.

In case of any questions please don't hesitate to contact to Anatolii Kravchenko, Facilitator Arable Crops, Swiss-Ukrainian project "
Organic market development in Ukraine» (FiBL, Switzerland)
(e-mail: anatoliy.kravchenko(at)fibl.org, tel: 38 099 78 543 01 278 + 38 044 17 97).

Organizer: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland).

Financial support: Swiss Confederation.