Organic Market Development
This project is a follow up of the project "organic certification and market development" which laid the ground for introducing organic farming in Ukraine which was inexistent when SECO started its work in 2007.
The project aims at strengthening the competitiveness of Ukraine's organic agricultural sector by 1) increasing the quality and trade volume of selected organic arable crops from small and medium sized farms for export, 2) increasing the quality and trade volume of organic dairy products from small and medium sized farms for the domestic market, and 3) developing a trademark for regional food products and tourism for the Carpathians, 4) improving commercial organic services, and 5) fostering a conducive environment for the development of the organic sector. It is being implemented by the Swiss Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL), in cooperation with the stakeholders of the organic sector in Ukraine.
- Research Institute for Organic Agriculture
Although the performance of the agricultural sector in Ukraine is weak, it is gradually increasing as is its share in the global production of strategically important crops. Agriculture in Ukraine has been identified by the Government as one out of three areas with the highest development potential. The Government?s intention to almost double grain production within the coming years in order to respond to the increasing global demand is ushering a new era for the sector. The Ukrainian Government also recognizes the benefits of organic farming, and promises political support.
The project "Organic Market Development in Ukraine" aims at strengthening the competitiveness of Ukraine?s organic sector.
To increase the quality and trade volume of selected organic arable crops from small and medium sized farms for export.
To increase the quality and trade volume of organic dairy products from small and medium sized farms for the domestic market.
To develop a trademark for regional food products from the Carpathians.
To improve the commercial organic services.
To foster a conducive environment for the growth of the organic sector.
Arable crops: Capacity and skill building of the leaders and value chain stakeholders on quality, storage, post-harvest treatment, processing and business development.
Dairy products: Capacity and skill building of the leaders and value chain stakeholders on quality, storage, post-harvest treatment, processing and business development.
Organizational development of the trademark and promotion of the Carpathian products through the trademark development.
Strengthening of local organic service providers in quality management through demand-oriented training courses and seminars.
Awareness raising around the benefits of organic farming and fostering of a policy dialogue with the local authorities at oblast level.
Results from previous phases:
An external evaluation confirmed the high development impact and relevance of the first project. The main results were the establishment of a local certification body and successful market development. While the first project was very much supply driven and focusing on building up organic capacities among the stakeholders of the sector, it also helped to shape a conducive policy framework by strengthening the legal framework and developing a national organic logo in line with the EU standard.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 5’850’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF 5’800’000|
Phase 1 01.05.2011 - 31.12.2018 (Completed)