Press conference regarding the National Pavilion of Ukraine at the BioFach 2016

Press conference 23 February 2016

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On February 23, 2016 at 14:15 in the Informational Agency "Ukrinform" press conference regarding the National Pavilion of Ukraine at the BioFach 2016 took place.

Spring boom in the organic sector: Europe buys our hemp, organic parade of regional forums and protections against fraud.

Interest in the Ukrainian organic products in Europe rolls: Ukrainian farmers have signed lucrative contracts at the world's largest organic products Biofach (Nuremberg, Germany) and PE "Granit-Agro" even managed to sell all future crops of organic hemp. "Very high interest in our organic non-narcotic hemp - rejoices Oleg Maksak from "Granit-Agro" - and this interest will continue to grow".Ukrainian consumers demand from the government and manufacturers truthful information and not believe in the real organics in Ukraine. Meanwhile "organic decentralization" moved through all regions of Ukraine: Ukrainian initiative partial convene regional forums, create new farms, conducting courses and trainings from experts. In big cities, there are organic restaurants and shops, popular retailers boast the presence of organic products on the shelves; however, we owe largely to foreign programs and daredevils from other countries for the organic market development in Ukraine.

On the eve of spring agricultural issues are always relevant. What does this spring brings to us ? In particular, it concerns the organic products, in which Ukrainians are increasingly interested. How does the state protect the rights of consumers and support the organic sector, how the organic market participants defend their truth. All of this will be discussed at a press conference, participation in which invited:

- Producers of organic certified products and exhibitors of Biofach 2016 - Anna Borisova, marketing specialist of PJSC "Ethnoproduct" and Yevgenii Komarov, Deputy Director of PE "Granit-Agro";

- Claude Exbrayat, founder and CEO manager of the project Biologic.ua, within of which the first organic restaurant was opened in Kyiv;

- Organizers of the national pavilion of Ukraine on Biofach - Consortium of three key participants in the organic market of Ukraine: Kateryna Malkova (Shor), Project Manager of Information Center "Green Dossier", Sergii Galashevskyi, director of certification body "Organic Standard" and Kseniia Gladchenko, director of the consultancy body "QueS ";

Partners of the Ukrainian National Pavilion at Biofach in 2016 and active participants of the organic sector in Ukraine:

- Olena Berezovska, Head of the Union of certified organic products "Organic Ukraine" - the initiator and founder of the annual conference "Organic Ukraine";

- Natalie Prokopchuk, manager of the Swiss-Ukrainian project "Organic market development in Ukraine", implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture and funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO);

- Anton Porembskyi, head of the Agricultural Industry Department of the State Enterprise "National Research and Information Center for Monitoring International Commodity Markets" (Derzhzovnishinform, DZI).

Accreditation of journalists at the place.

For information: Biofach (Nuremberg, Germany) is the largest trade exhibition of organic products in the world, which in 2016 was attended by more than 2,500 exhibitors from 90 countries. For the third time Ukraine was presented by the Ukrainian National Pavilion, which was represented by 11 companies. Page of the National Pavilion of Ukraine: www.facebook.com/UkraineatBioFach2016, photo link picasaweb.google.com/GeneralPhotos