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Organic Certification and Organic Market Development in Ukraine (Phase 1)


The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the growth of the Ukrainian organic sector and to its integration in the world trade, while alleviating poverty – especially in rural areas – by giving small, medium and large enterprises and other stakeholders of the organic value chain access to the new market opportunities.

The main objectives of the project are to strengthen the Ukrainian organic sector, to facilitate the market integration by reducing trade barriers like access to organic certification; to develop organic value chains through market services and specific support for organic market initiatives and to improve the framework conditions for organic products. Hence Ukrainian consumers will have access to a wider range of certified organic products.

Detailed Description

Operational objectives

  1. Certification services: A Ukrainian locally owned certification agency Organic Standard Ltd. was established in January 2007 and started inspections in Ukraine as a professional, independent and reliable certification agency, offering cost-efficient and credible inspection and certification of organic products to farmers, processors and traders of all sizes.
  2. Market development: New market services for domestic and export markets are offered through local service providers. Specific support is given to organic market initiatives to improve market access and to benefit from a premium price.
  3. Legal framework: The project supports the elaboration and implementation of a legal framework and policy for the organic sector in Ukraine. It facilitates the exchange of experiences in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe.
Financing/ Donor
  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland
Project partners
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
  • Huber Beate (Department of International Cooperation)
  • Prokopchuk Natalie
  • Urban Jiří
(people who are not linked are former FiBL employees)
Role of FiBL

Project Management and Consultancy

Research area
FiBL project number 65001
Date modified 12.11.2019