Press Conference "Presentation of the Ukrainian state organic logo"

Press Conference "Presentation of the Ukrainian state organic logo"

The winner Polina Makarova

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On February 5, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. the press conference "Presentation of the Ukrainian state organic logo" took place at the hall of Ukrinform, Kyiv city.

From now on Ukrainian organic products have their own logo. Soon our products which are produced in compliance with the Law of Ukraine "On organic production and trade of organic products and raw materials" will be easily recognized by these patriotic colours on the store shelves both in Ukraine and abroad. After a long process of official approval and coordination with the state authorities the graphic design of the graduate of Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts Polina Makarova is now called "the state organic logo".

Representatives of media were invited to the press conference devoted to the presentation of the Ukrainian state organic logo. The logo was created in the framework of the national competition with the participation of general public and experts.

The press conference was attended by the representatives of state authorities, NGOs, international organizations, runners-up and the winner:

Olena Kovalyova – Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine;
Viktor Schutkevych – Deputy Director of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine;
Olena Berezovska – Chairman of Organic Ukraine Public Union of Certified Organic Producers;
Kateryna Malkova (Shor) – Project Manager of International Charitable Organization “Green Dossier”;
Polina Makarova – the winner of the competition;
Runners-up and representatives of the organic sector. 

Contact tel.: (044) 279-22-42, 279-00-05, 244-90-47

Background:

The completion was held from 25 September to 10 October 2014 by the Department of Food of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine;and implemented by Organic Ukraine Public Union  in the partnership with International Charitable Organization “Information Centre “Green Dossier”  with the support of the Swiss-Ukrainian Project “Organic Market Development in Ukraine” (2012-2016) which is implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland) with the financial support of the Swiss Confederation. 
Official web-site of the competition: logo.organicinfo.ua
The Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine acts on behalf of three state authorities of the Swiss Confederation – the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), which is a part of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Human Security Division (HSD) which are a part of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.