Catalogue of Ukrainian organic exporters
Organic exports to Europe in 2022 exceeded exports in 2021 by 15.2%. Despite the full-scale war, Ukrainian organic producers launch new value-added organic products, participate in international exhibition and trade shows.
Export potential and condition of the organic sector of Ukraine during the full-scale invasion
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 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.
This catalogue is developed within the framework of the online event “Organic Export During the War”. 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).
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