Ukrainian National Pavilion at BioFach
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In the organic sector of Ukraine one can observe qualitative transformations, in particular, the number of companies which offer processed products is growing. The Ukrainian National Pavilion will be presented at BIOFACH for the 5th time.
In the organic sector of Ukraine one can observe qualitative transformations, in particular, the number of companies which offer processed products is growing. “Today organic producers have a clear understanding that high-technology companies have significant advantages both at the Ukrainian and international markets. For that reason, the companies do not only focus on the sustainability of their production but also on optimization of the infrastructure, use of modern equipment and effective logistics,” says Kateryna Shor, Project Manager of Information Centre “Green Dossier”.
Record number of participants
At this year´s BIOFACH Ukraine will not only present the record number of participants - the number of exhibiting companies has grown from 8 to 20 - but also with the biggest share of processing companies. “The exhibiting companies tend to shift their focus from the raw materials production to processing as well as expanding their product range. Thus, when in previous years almost all the exhibitors of the Ukrainian National Pavilion were cereal producers, now, out of 20 exhibitors, 4 companies are berry producers and processors, 3 oilseed producers and processors, 1 tomato paste producer, 1 tea producer, 1 certification body and 9 cereal producers, a part of which also offers processed products,” noted Sergiy Galashevskyy, Director of Organic Standard Certification Body.
The tendency to introducing interesting organic products cannot only be observed among the Ukrainian exhibitors at BioFach but also among the Ukrainian organic producers in general.
For example, one of such processing companies, participating at BioFach for 7 years and being one of the biggest suppliers of hulled millet at the EU market, is Agrofirma “Pole”. The company annually export 5,000 tons of hulled millet and its products (millet flour, cracked hulled millet, millet shells, etc.). The company is now working on introducing innovative products, in particular, a new product was developed – organic millet germ oil. This year Elitphito will present its product – an interesting oil mixture called Men’s Health - within the BioFach Novelty Stand (a separate stand of innovative products).
Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for European Integration Olga Trofimtseva will be present in Nuremberg. Photo © Karin Heinze
Deputy Minister Olga Trofimtseva will open the Organic Forum
“For the third consecutive year Ukraine open to Organic Forum will be organized within the Ukrainian National Pavilion. It has already become a good tradition and it also serves as the best platform for B2B networking and discussions”, noted Ksenia Gulieva, Director of QueS LLC, organic consultancy body. “At the Forum the participants will get acquainted with the recent developments of organic berry business, cooperation and processing in Ukraine. The Forum will be opened by Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for European Integration Olga Trofimtseva.” She will represent Ukraine at the official international level and participate at the official opening of 29th World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food BIOFACH 2018. Also she will speak at two events – the Conference for the Central and Eastern European Countries (14.02) and at the Ukrainian Forum (15.02.). In addition, Ms. Trofimtseva will open the traditional Apero at the Ukrainian National Pavilion where you will be able to taste the traditional Ukrainian dishes (15.02 at 18:00).
In 2018 the National Pavilion of Ukraine will be located in new Hall 4А.