From 14 to 17 of February, the largest international exhibition of organic products will be held in the German city of Nuremberg, which gathers thousands of visitors from different parts of the world every year. In 2023, Ukraine will be represented at the event by a large-scale Ukrainian Pavilion with a total area of 188 m2 (stand 4A-511 and 4A-405). This will be the 10th anniversary of the participation of Ukrainian companies at the largest international event of the industry within the framework of the Ukrainian Pavilion.
This year, the export potential of the organic sector of Ukraine will be presented by 23 companies that continue to work during the full-scale war and supply organic products abroad.
Among the participating companies of the Ukrainian Pavilion there are producers of cereals, nuts, frozen and freeze-dried berries, concentrated fruit juices and purees, sunflower oil, pastilles, baby food, snacks and dry breakfasts, as well as auxiliary substances of biological preparations.
|Arnika Organic LLC||CHEMEX LTD / ProOrganica||AGROFIRMA POLE LLC|
|UkrWalnut LLC||PE Agroecology||Galeks-Agro Private Enterprise|
|Alta Kraina LLC||UKROLIYA LTD||Danube agrarian LTD|
|Krasnogirsky Oil Factory LLC||Ukrbioland||Organic Original (Ecorod)|
|VFI Oils for Life Ukraine LLC||LLC ALTE FOODS||Sav Agro Partner|
|LLC Podillyaagrobuisness||FE Eco Berry||LLC Power of Nature|
|OGO FOOD LLC||LLC AVIS||LLC Dnipropetrovsk Food Company "Waiz"|
|FG Makishynskiy Sad||State Enterprise ISTC Agrobiotech NAS and MES of Ukraine|
The selection of participating companies of the National Pavilion of Ukraine was carried out according to the following criteria:
There was no limit on the number of participating companies, so everyone could join.
Organic exports, especially to the EU, have improved during the full-scale war. Facing problems with logistics, in August 2022, an agreement on unblocking Ukrainian sea ports came into force. Overall, organic exports to Europe (the EU, Norway, Switzerland) in 2022 exceeded exports in 2021 by 15.2%.
Despite the full-scale war, Ukrainian organic producers launched new value-added organic products in 2022. These included fruit rolls, different types of instant porridge and cream soups, nectarine juice and essential oils.
91% of organic operators continue organic production and processing fully or partially, or their production and processing were resumed or planned to during the full-scale war. Most organic producers plan on continuing organic production and not switching to conventional production.
Organic production and export development are among the priorities for Ukraine. In 2021, the Ukrainian Government adopted the National Economic Strategy 2030 which officially set a target for increase of organic land in Ukraine. It is planned that by 2030 Ukrainian organic land will reach 3% of the total area of the Ukrainian agricultural lands (or near 1.3 million hectares). Another goal of the Strategy is to increase exports of organic products up to $1 billion by 2030. The government of Ukraine is aiming to increase processing capacity and develop sectors with high added value by attracting foreign and domestic investment, starting already now and not waiting for the war to be over.
Ukrainian Pavilion is organised by the State Institution «Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion Office» (Ukraine), the state project Diia.Business in partnership with the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Organic Ukraine NGO, Ukrainian Berries Association and Organic Initiative.