International Conference "Improving Integrity of Organic Supply Chains" in Odesa city

International Conference "Improving Integrity of Organic Supply Chains"


On September, 21-22 2017 in Odesa (Ukraine) FiBL, GfRS and the Agro Eco – Louis Bolk Institute in collaboration with IFOAM kindly welcomed all the participants of the International Conference "Improving Integrity of Organic Supply Chains" 

Following the successful workshop in September 2015 in Kyiv, the event had the following objectives:

  • Creating awareness on the import country requirements in regard to transparency and traceability of organic production and trade to improve organic integrity for products
  • Creating awareness among buyers on how to secure reliable organic products
  • Identify cornerstones for effective controls, in particular in complex production and trade structures
  • Improving risk oriented inspection methods
  • Awareness creation for joint responsibility (producer – trader – CB – authority) of the entire supply chain

International importers, traders and feed-mills, organic farmers, exporters and other stakeholders from Ukraine, certification bodies operating in Ukraine and representatives of European and US ministries and authorities participated in the conference.

Download the Program of the event. (368.9 KB)

Download the Declaration of the Conference. (242.3 KB)

Download the Media Release of the event. (326.3 KB)

The event was organized within 2 Swiss-Ukrainian projects: "Organic Market Development in Ukraine" and "Consolidation of the Local Organic Certification Bodies" implemented by the Reaserch Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL Switzerland) funded by the Swiss Confederation through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

For more information and speakers' presentations, please visit the web-site

Contact person: Dr. Toralf Richter, Senior Consultant, Department of International Cooperation, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Ackerstrasse 113, Postfach 219, 5070 Frick, Schweiz
Tel. +41 62 865 0432, Mobil +41 76 335 40 88Fax +41 62 865 72 73