Organic sector of Ukraine: realities and perspectives press conference

Organic sector of Ukraine: realities and perspectives press conference

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On September 08, 2016 the Organic sector of Ukraine: realities and perspectives press conference took place!

Venue: Kyiv city, Khreshatyk street, 4, Information agency Unian

Participants:

Consumption of certified organic products in Ukraine has increased in 34 times within 8 years. Moreover, areas of farmlands are expanding because of organic production, the number of organic farmers is increasing, and a range of organic products is also rapidly increasing. At the official level organic production is more often mentioned among the priorities of the agricultural sector of the country. Ukrainian organic products are gaining new sales markets worldwide. The great attention is also paid to the development of personnel training for organic production.


This and future prospects of domestic organic production development  as well were discussed by the  Ukrainian leading experts who in particular ipresented the key events of Organic Week in Ukraine including the Eighth All-Ukrainian Organic Market-Fair (10/09/2016, Kyiv city, Kontraktova Square).


This year organic producers from all over Ukraine presented to the visitors the certified organic vegetables, fruits, berries, milk, dairy and meat products, groats, flours, oils, honey, juices, beverage, syrups, jams, different kinds of bread, etc. Also tastings of organic dairy and meat products and beverages, contests, drawing of prizes and the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful music and songs from Ukrainian artists and art groups were provided at the event. Professional chefs pleased everyone with bob goulash, roasted pigs, sausages and other tasty dishes cooked just with organic ingredients.

The fair was supported by:
Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Kyiv City State Administration, Swiss-Ukrainian project "Organic Market Development in Ukraine" implemented by the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and funded by the Swiss Confederation through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), President Leonid Kuchma Foundation "Ukraine".