II International Congress "Organic Ukraine 2018"

II International Congress "Organic Ukraine 2018"

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On March 15-16, 2018 the II International Congress «Organic Ukraine 2018» - the best platform for the annual meeting of all parties involved in the organic sector development in Ukraine took place at GAGARINN Hotel, (5B, Gagarin Plato, Odesa City, Ukraine).

The program available by the link: http://organicukraine.org.ua/congress/en/schedule/ 

II International Congress «Organic Ukraine 2018» was organized for those, who plan self and Ukraine economic development - from a small farmer to the retail chains and international buyers of organic raw materials / final product of Ukrainian origin. Producers, processors, local and international traders, consultants, public organisations, service providing companies in the field of organic production, governmental institutions and other organic sector representatives gathered together at the event.

"Organic market development in Ukraine - from the production to the sale" - is an overview of organic product market and of Ukraine as a reliable producer and supplier; a look at organic Ukraine from inside and outside, perspectives and challenges, a strategy for Ukraine organic sector development, and a discussion platform of the best organic ideas.

The main task is to improve the effectiveness of each organic operators' work, show advantages and the risks for those who choose switching to organic production and answer all the questions of each person who is interested in organic products.

What the participants received:

  1. Discussion on current organic market state– WHAT is it now? Facts, experiences, numbers. - Expert discussion.
  2. Strategic understanding of the particular direction development – HOW does it work? Experts, experience, recommendations. - Thematic round tables.
  3. Specific tools for introduction of a new enterprise strategy – WHICH WAY specifically? Cases, deals, experience. - Sectoral conferences.
  4. Possibility to see practical implementation -IS IT POSSIBLE? Organic farm, agronomy, harvest. - Summer thematic practices on farms.

The following topics were discussed during the Сongress:

  1. Legislation in organic production. Standardization and certification of organic production. 
  2. Organic production studying: from higher education to state authorities.
  3. Berry growing and horticulture is the real prospect of organic production in Ukraine.
  4. Organic grain and oil crops as the basis of export.
  5. Organic soybeans and legumes.
  6. Organic gardening, seedling.
  7. Finished organic food product on the shelf of stores in the domestic and foreign markets.
  8. The quality of organic products and effective marketing.
  9. Successful production practices.

Download the speakers' presentations

The event was supported by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

Organizers:Public Union «Organic Ukraine»Information agency Infoindustry LLC

General sponsor: Ukrainian Horticulture Business Development Project (UHBDP), which is funded by the Global Affairs of Canada, co-financed and implemented by Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

Financial support: State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO, Switzerland), Schedro LLC, LLC “KET Ukraine”, LLC “BTU-Center”.

Partners: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland) within the Swiss-Ukrainian Project «Organic Market Development in Ukraine»; Donau Soja Association; Agrotrade Ukraine Project, Organic Standard certification body, QueS consultancy body, ICO “Information Center “Green Dossier”, Agroport Project.

If you have any questions, please call: +38 067-536-91-39, +38 067-171-75-77; or email: info(at)organicukraine.org.ua;