Update on Organic Trade for Development, Ukraine – Benzinga – Benzinga

Organics International in joint collaboration with Helvetas, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM Organics Europe is implementing the Organic Trade for Development (OT4D) program in Ukraine, Albania and Serbia. In Ukraine, we are also working closely with the Swiss-Ukrainian Program “Higher Value-Added Trade from the Organic and Dairy Sector in Ukraine” (QFTP) implemented by FiBL in partnership with SAFOSO AG. Both programs are funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).  
Since the invasion of Ukraine, we have been regularly in touch with our project partners and local stakeholders in the organic sector to assess their needs and support them. We are currently working on a response plan to help them mitigate the effects of recent events.
The “Organic Initiative” multi-stakeholder platform, our main implementing partner in Ukraine, has issued a call for donations which will be managed through its member “Information Center Green Dossier”.
You can find more information here about to support organic producers and organic stakeholders in this critical time.  We kindly ask you to share this with your networks.
Ukraine is a leading global supplier of agricultural products and exports a large amount of organic produce to different countries in Europe. At the moment, we are looking into how we can adjust our project activities in Ukraine to meet the current needs of the Ukrainian organic sector. This is important to ensure the people of Ukraine have access to healthy, nutritious food, grown sustainably and organic farmers do not lose their livelihoods. 
We will keep working with Ukrainian organic stakeholders and partners to ensure they can continue to grow and supply food & feed, now and in the future.
As soon as we have more information, we will share an update.
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