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Organic Export During the War

Date:23 June 10:30 - 14:00
Duration: 1 day
Organizer: Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion Office
Sectors: Food and Beverages
Organic Export During the War

About this event

Ukraine is now in the military, agrarian and informational frontlines.

Despite the military action and threats in our country, Ukraine continues to make a significant contribution to global food security – the sowing campaign 2022 is underway, alternative logistics routes are being developed to supply Ukrainian agricultural products abroad and the European Commission has abolished tariffs and quotas on Ukrainian exports, as well as suspended additional official controls on organic products originating from Ukraine applied in 2015-2021.

The development of the organic market remains one of the priorities of Ukraine's agricultural policy.

Therefore, we invite representatives of the organic sector, foreign partners and international buyers to join the online event «Organic Export During the War» with the participation of the Ukrainian Government representatives, local and international experts, business representatives. At the event you will receive the latest information about:

  • Sowing campaign 2022 during martial law: current state and harvest forecasts.
  • Overview of the organic sector of Ukraine and capacities of Ukrainian organic exporters.
  • Government support programs.
  • Ukrainian organic export prospects and sourcing opportunities of the State Institution «Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion Office».
  • Ukrainian Government`s work on alternative logistics routes for organic export.
  • Organic certification and standards in Ukraine.
  • Success stories of cooperation between Ukrainian organic producers and international buyers in recent months.


Time: 10:30 - 14:00 EEST (Europe/Kyiv)

Format: Online

Venue: Zoom conference

Working language: English


  • Andrii Lytvyn, Deputy Director, State Institution «Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion Office» (EEPO)
  • Natalie Prokopchuk, Organic Component Coordinator, Swiss-Ukrainian Program «Higher Value-Added Trade from the Organic and Dairy Sector in Ukraine» (QFTP)

Live stream


10:30 - 11:10 Welcoming remarks

  •    Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine – Trade Representative of Ukraine
  •    Mustafa Nayyem, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
  •    Andrii Remizov, Acting Director, State Institution «Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion Office»
  •    Liudmyla Khomichak, Deputy Director of the Department of the State Policy on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures – Head of the Department for Food Security and Excisable Products, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
  •    Toralf Richter, Senior Advisor, QFTP & OT4D, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland)
11:10 - 11:40 Overview of the organic sector of Ukraine. Government programs for sustainable business, sourcing opportunities of EEPO. National Pavillion Organic Ukraine Business Hub at Biofach 2022.

  •    Andrii Lytvyn, Deputy Director, State Institution «Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion Office»
  •    Alla Ponomarenko, Business leader of the Organic Ukraine NGO`s project Organic Ukraine Business Hub for export to United Kingdom / Managing Partner at Alta Kraina LLC
11:40 - 12:10 Control and main challenges of organic export during the war.

  •    Sergiy Galashevskyy, General Manager, Organic Standard certification body
    12:10 - 12:40 Success stories of international trade during the war from the Ukrainian organic exporters. Alternative logistics routes to different European countries.

    •    Anastasiia Bilych, Head of the Marketing Department, Arnika Organic (Poltava region, Ukraine)
    •    Andriy Yelsukov, Commercial Director, Agrofirma “Pole” (Cherkasy region, Ukraine)
    •    Andrii Martyniuk, Commercial Director, Liluck Ltd (Chernivtsi region, Ukraine)
    12:40 - 12:45 Q&A session
    12:45 - 13:15 Panel discussion: Success stories and cooperation with the Ukrainian organic exporters from foreign buyers.

    •    Amos Ramsauer, Head of Bioproteins, Purchase and Sale, Agriprotein GmbH (Germany)
    •    Stefan Felder, Managing Director; Oleg Maksak, Representative in Procurement and Sales, FFM Europe B.V. (the Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada)
    •    Thomas Zaugg-Häfeli, Trader, Agrokommerz AG (Switzerland)
    •    Bruno Geisser, Terravera AG (Switzerland)
    13:15 - 13:20 Q&A session
    13:20 - 13:30 Imports from Ukraine and what actions the European Commission took since the war started

    •    Elena Panichi, Head of the Unit “Organics”, Directorate-General Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), European Commission
    13:30 - 13:40 New EU Regulation and consequences for organic imports to the EU.

    •    Dr. Jochen Neuendorff, Managing Director, Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz mbH (GfRS, Germany)
    13:40 - 13:50 Q&A session
    13:50 - 14:00 Closing remarks

    Why Ukraine?

    • One of the leading organic suppliers in the world
    • Most fertile soil in Europe: 33% of the world’s black soil is in Ukraine
    • Hiqh quality: tasty products of superb quality confirmed by the EU and other organic certification
    • Ready for business: Ukrainian exporters are trusted partners for already more than 230 companies from Europe, North America and Asia
    • Competitively priced: one of the most cost-efficient sourcing in Europe

    Catalogue of Organic Exporters 2022

    Please find below the up-to-date catalogue of the Ukrainian organic exporters 2022 to learn more about companies and their organic certified products.

    Support for the organic sector of Ukraine

    Are you in organic solidarity with Ukraine?

    Support micro-, small- and medium-sized companies of the Ukrainian organic sector!

    The organic stakeholder platform «Organic Initiative» (Ukraine) has established a grant fund for the financial and other types of support for the organic sector in Ukraine.

    Contact us to learn how

    Olena Deineko, International cooperation and fundraising for organic sector Coordinator, Organic Initiative: Mob.: +380509441242 (Ukraine), +380671039694 (WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram), +48573816280 (Poland). E-mail:

    Event Organisers

    This event is organised by the State Institution «Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion Office» in the framework of the state project Diia.Business together with the Organic Standard certification body and Organic Initiative, and supported by Switzerland within the framework of the Swiss-Ukrainian Programs «Higher Value Added Trade from the Organic and Dairy Sector in Ukraine» (QFTP) and «Organic Trade 4 Development in Eastern Europe» (OT4D).

    Organised by:

    Organic Export During the War

    Under the patronage:

    Organic Export During the War

    Supported by:

    Organic Export During the War


    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the event or would like to arrange a meeting with leading Ukrainian organic exporters:

    Natalia Babanina, Project Manager State Institution «Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion Office» -

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