Several international donors support the organic sector in Ukraine, including the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs SECO and the Swiss Agency for Development and
Cooperation (SDC). To promote knowledge transfer and awareness, donors mentioned above organise trainings, seminars, conferences, round
tables and more. The organic sector in Ukraine is
furthermore supported by various international donors from Canada
(CIDA), Germany (GTZ) and Netherlands (Ministry of Agriculture and
Environment). Multinational donors such as the United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Finance Cooperation
(IFC) announce their interest to support organic production in the
The Ukrainian organic
movement is represented by numerous stakeholders: the only Ukrainian
certification body Organic Standard, the association of organic
production stakeholders BIOLan Ukraine, the Organic Federation of Ukraine, the association of producers of organic products Pure Flora,
the textile supplier Organic Era Trade House, the information center
Green Dossier as well as other organisations.
processors, traders and shops play an important role in pushing forward
organic market growth in Ukraine. The majority of organic stakeholders
actively participate in the working group on the organic law draft of
the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine.
The first organic honey in Ukraine is produced by the Druzhba private agricultural company, the member of the EthnoProduct group. The
bee-garden of the Druzhba company was certified as organic according to
the European standards by the Swiss institute for Ecological Marketing,
IMO, in May 2010.
organic cow milk produced in Ukraine
and certified according to European standards has arrived onto the shelves of
Kyiv’s shops in November 2010. This organic milk
is produced by the EthnoProduct Corporation (member
of the EthnoProduct Organic Agriculture Group)based in Yasenivka, Chernihiv region.
is the first and the largest Ukrainian supplier of organic meat and organic dairy products. Combining some agricultural companies, EthnoProduct adheres to
the organic standards and principles, promoting organic lifestyle.
With 8,000 ha of land and 2,000 cows, the Ethnoproduct is organically
certificated in 2010 by Swiss IMO and is expanding further.