Meeting with the representatives of Swiss-Ukrainian project “Development of organic market in Ukraine”

On April 21, 2016 a meeting at the premises of NAAU between the representatives of NAAU and partners of Swiss-Ukrainian project “Development of organic market in Ukraine”, which is being provided by the Research institute of organic agriculture (FIBL, Switzerland) took place Jiri Urban – the head of the Department of Plant Growing of Czech Republic State Inspectorate – Central Institute of supervision and inspection in agriculture (UKZUZ) and manager of the Swiss-Ukrainian project, Natalia Prokopchuk took part in the meeting.

Considering significance of the matter of organic agriculture production in Ukraine and the potential possibility of the support of organic producers at the region, current Law of Ukraine №425-VII dated 03.09.2013 “On the Production and Circulation of Agricultural Products and Raw materials” was implemented. The organic market development is being integrated in a single comprehensive strategy  of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine aimed at the development of agriculture and rural areas for the nearest years of 2015-2020.

The following issues regarding the interest in the exchange of experience and the need for coordinated work between officials and organic sector were discussed during the meeting:
- availability of experts in the field of organic products in Ukraine;
- capability of NAAU to carry out accreditation of organic products certification bodies;
- possibility of organic products certification training for NAAU specialists.