Organic processing and trade:

New generation food

november 2
VIII International conference Organic processing and trade.
103 Days
18 Hours
16 Minutes
39 Seconds

The Organic Processing and Trade Conference is an international event held in Kyiv every autumn. At the beginning of a new marketing year we analyze the market for ready-to-eat organic food products by volume and value, segment customers and purchasing models, create a competitor portrait, analyze the economic environment in terms of barriers to entry market and valid regulation.

During the conference the speakers reveal important topics of processing and trade in organic products, share their experiences and their vision on the organic sector and the target markets.

Every year we choose the main vector around which we form the program of the event. In 2021 the main topic is ORGANIC FOODFOR KIDS. We will discuss:

  • State priorities in the production and circulation of organic food products. The place of organic products in a school nutrition reform.
  • Market analysis of ready-to-eat organic food products. Which of these products can we offer our children today in Ukraine?
  • Tools for stimulating trade in organic products and increasing the circulation of organic food.
  • Do retailers see the need for special positioning of organic food products for children? What issues are faced by educational institutions that have already decided to introduce organic products in school meals for children?
  • International experience: lessons learned from projects in Germany about organic meals at schools.
  • Trends in world nutrition for children. What should organic producers pay attention to and how to encourage adults to make a choice in favor of organic food.
  • Packaging is an integral element of organicity lifestyle.
We will learn how to increase trade in organic products – increase the turnover and profits of organic producers.


hours of presentation of unique research and years of experience


international speakers


key topics



Simultaneous Ukrainian-English translation will be provided. We invite you to involve your colleagues and partners from all over the world, because the theme of organic food for the new generation should be heard on all continents.

This event is for:

  • Producers of organic and inorganic products who intend to introduce organic processing to increase the added value of their product.
  • Organic and inorganic food processors who plan to develop their business, expand their range and want to make products for children.
  • Educational institutions that are willing to take responsibility for the healthy nutrition of children in their schools and intend to bear the educational value of raising children through organic nutrition and sustainable public procurement.
  • Retail points of various formats that work with nutrition for kids and develop the topic of organic food for children or are interested in this topic.

The conference will bring together participants from around the world and our lively discussion will definitely give you a lot of insights. You will receive:


Online access to the conference and the opportunity to ask your questions to the speakers in ZOOM.


Presentation materials designed specifically for the conference. Video recordings of key blocks of the event.



Organic products within the reform of school nutrition.


Analytics of the organic food market.


Tools for increasing trade of organic food products.


International experience – the introduction of organic food in schools


Worldwide trends in nutrition for children.

We will answer these TOP 10 questions:

  • Why all organic products are the food of the new generation?
  • School nutrition reform: is there room for organic food?
  • What is the difference between a school menu made from organic and inorganic products?
  • How do doctors feel about school nutrition reform?
  • How to find a children's nutrition on supermarket shelves?
  • Is all food in German organic cities certified?
  • Is packaging important for consumers of organic products?
  • How not to mess with the packaging if you are an Organic brand?
  • Who are these first Ukrainian schools where kids can eat organic?
  • What do children eat in schools in other countries?

Welcoming words to the participants of the VII International Conference "Organic Processing and Trade 2021»

Greetings from the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine!

Switzerland has been supporting the development of the organic market in Ukraine since 2002, the next year will be the 20th anniversary of the Swiss-Ukrainian cooperation in the development of the organic sector and promotion of organic trade in both domestic and export markets.

TSwitzerland is currently implementing two "organic" programs in Ukraine. These are the “Higher Value Added Trade from the Organic and Dairy Sector in Ukraine” (QFTP) and the “Organic Trade 4 Development in Eastern Europe” (OT4D) programs.

The importance of the topic of food for children is difficult to overestimate. Children are particularly sensitive to pesticides in food, they are a litmus test that determines the quality of food served at home and in school canteens. Therefore, school and preschool nutrition is a vital investment in human capital, which has a significantly positive impact on both the national and local economies.

An unhealthy diet and low physical activity lead to several health problems. That is why Switzerland, and many EU countries are taking measures to raise awareness of organic production, promote the consumption of organic products, encourage greater use of organic products in public canteens through public procurement, and increase the distribution of organic products.

Ukraine is at the beginning of this path. It is important to note that today Ukraine raises the issue of the importance of children’s nutrition reform, as evidenced by the signed Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, the First Lady of Ukraine, and other partners. The Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Ukraine Claude Wild noted that the communication campaign for the formation of culture and the development of healthy nutrition in schools is important for Switzerland as a partner of Ukraine, because it concerns children, health, education, and reforms. These areas are crucial for Ukraine's future.

Measures to promote organic products in schools and kindergartens will be implemented by the network of key organic stakeholders of Ukraine "Organic initiative" within the framework of the Swiss-Ukrainian Program “Higher Value Added Trade from the Organic and Dairy Sector in Ukraine”.

We hope that the international experience that will be presented at this conference will inspire decision-makers in Ukraine to introduce organic food in schools and kindergartens.

I wish the participants of the conference fruitful work and effective cooperation for the development of the organic market in Ukraine!

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Viktor Shutkevych

Assistant Head of International Cooperation, Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine

I am a father myself, so I understand perfectly well that children need quality food more than adults. And it is our responsibility to do everything to ensure that children are growing healthy and strong. Food is the main driver of body health. That's why I care what our children will eat and how will ecology feels after we leave.

Healthy food production is not just a word or just a marketing for us. We work every day so that everyone has the opportunity to grow a crop without chemicals and give their child healthy food. All activities of BTU-CENTER are aimed at offering a quality product that heals soils, ponds, fields, and, ultimately, people.

The scientific developments and developments of BTU-CENTER open wide opportunities in this direction for farmers around the world.

With biological products produced by BTU-CENTER, it is already possible to grow not just a rich harvest, but also high-quality and healthy ones. Products grown on biological products can be used as raw materials for the manufacture of kids nutrition.

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Vladislav Bolokhovsky

General Director of BTU-CENTER, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences

Finally! From 2021, Ukraine will adapt the rules in the baby food market to strict European requirements. We already have the first steps to ensure that our children eat better and healthier in schools and kindergartens. There is already a ban on products containing sweeteners, the level of sugars and salt is also strictly regulated, sweet soda is removed, mayonnaise is excluded from the school diet and so on.

So we are already moving towards a civilized world in the field of food for schools. We need to support and strengthen this dynamic. How to do it? Follow the examples! That is why we share the experience of EU countries. And what do they have:

  • - In Denmark, the goal is 60% of organic products in all catering establishments: kindergartens, schools, hospitals, etc ..
  • - In Italy, since 2010 it is enshrined in law, schools should be fed mainly local and organic products. For example, in Rome they are 70%.
  • - At the national level, Finland has set a goal of achieving a share of 20% of organic products in catering. According to the Finnish Food Safety Authority, such decisions have helped increase the consumption of organic milk in schools and kindergartens in general. According to the results of the 2019-2020 school year, the amount of organic milk consumed reached 2. 5 million liters, which was 22% of all milk consumed in schools and kindergartens.

Ukraine has the best soil in Europe, 90% of the grown organic raw materials are exported to the EU and do not remain on the domestic market. I am deeply convinced that we have every opportunity to take care of future generations of Ukrainians and provide organic food for schoolchildren and preschoolers. Only desire is missing…

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Andriy Olefirenko

Vice President of Organic Ukraine, Head of the Strategic Committee for the Success of Organic Business, Director of Organic Original LLC, Ekorod TM

Healthy soil, healthy plants, healthy nutrition. High goals that are implemented by organically managed farms. Anyone who looks around the grocery stores and supermarkets in Ukraine will notice that the range of organically certified foods is growing. Fruits, vegetables, cereal products or milk of certified organic quality are increasingly to be found on the shelves.

A healthy nutrition is particularly important for children and adolescents. And that is true over the whole day. And not only at home but also in the kindergarten or at school. Organically certified food can make an important contribution to a healthy nutrition at this stage of life. So why not think about using organically certified food for nutrition in kindergartens or schools in Ukraine? Examples in other countries show that in this way, the demand for certified organic products is growing, the number of organic farms is increasing, and the children are thus being fed with healthy and tasty food. The Project German-Ukrainian Cooperation in Organic Agriculture (COA) is pleased that, with the support of the Project, Bettina Stiffel would be able to show how organically produced vegetables and fruits as well as organic milk are successfully used in schools in a large region of Germany.

The topic of healthy nutrition runs through the entire Conference of Organic Ukraine this year. I am sure that many interesting presentations will give new impulses for further development of organic farming in Ukraine and for the use of certified organic food as a basis for a healthy nutrition. This also includes the engagement of cities and municipalities. Now there are numerous examples of small and large cities in Germany and the EU that have set themselves goals to increase the proportion of organically farmed areas or to increase the proportion of organic food in their own kindergartens, schools and canteens. To share core elements of this experience with the help of our COA project, a speaker from Leipzig will demonstrate some of the practices of organic cities in Germany that should be of interest for Ukraine.

Overall, the increase of domestic consumption of organic products through their use in schools and kindergartens combined with implementation of the new Organic Law will facilitate further development of organic agriculture in Ukraine, thus opening new opportunities for organic farmers and other operators. We – COA project – stand ready to support this process in the interest of consumers and environment.

I would like to thank the organizer for the interesting program and wish the participants to receive many suggestions for the implementation in their own surrounding and the towns and regions of Ukraine.

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Dr Stefan Dreesmann

Team Leader for German-Ukrainian Cooperation in Organic Agriculture (COA)

"Do you like to eat?" absolutely all children answer "Yes!". Delicious, real food always remains a favorite kind of joy not only for children but for all of us, giving moments of pleasure, peace and confidence in the future. It's simple – I want them to have a future. A child is calm when parents fed him or created an opportunity to eat on their own.

Students want to be sure that adults in schools organize only a healthy menu. We asked: "Do you want organic products in the menu of your school lunches?" and they were genuinely surprised. «Isn`t it organic now?» Our team could not even say an honest answer, we were forced, as an adult, to switch attention… You can switch attention much easier than children's organism. And we will not switch the future so easily. It takes decades to change. So maybe it's worth starting now?! That is why we propose to focus on organic food for children. A new category "FOOD FOR CHILDREN" has already appeared in our catalog

The food of the new generation, in my opinion, is not only about the authenticity and naturalness of both man and product, not only about human health and the environment, but also about finding new meanings of life with food, depth of understanding of its natural uniqueness.

When the life energy is given by a real parsley and a sincere person who grew it – for both parsley and man, there is absolutely nothing to hide. This is organic!

I wish all the participants of the conference to be sincere in their questions and attentive to the answers, because our chosen subject is very important today. Let's be in touch with nature, with each other and with what we eat.

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Olena Korogod

President of Organic Ukraine

More than 10 years ago, I was struck by one of Vienna's public hospitals. Even then, their diet consisted of organic foods on 50%. Hospital management was convinced that organic foods promote faster recovery. Later in we began to study examples of different countries regarding their experience of introducing organic products in the system of sustainable procurement and, in particular, in school nutrition systems. Many countries have already followed this path and are further improving their programs, setting more ambitious goals for organic production.

The best examples we see in Denmark and Sweden; other European countries are also actively promoting this trend. Undoubtedly, organic food is better for human health, animals and the environment. The experience of different countries shows that the introduction of organic food in public procurement is the best stimulus for the development of its production.

For several years in a row, Ukraine has reported 1% of land used for organic production, although we have much greater potential. So far, we only dream of organic products being a priority in public procurement. But I sincerely believe that the powerful development of organic production in Ukraine will begin with the introduction of organic food in the baby food system.

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Kateryna Shor Coordinator, National Coordinator in Ukraine of the Organic Trade for Development in Eastern Europe Program

Ukraine has always been and probably will be a country focused on the export of agricultural raw materials and food products.

The same situation we have with organic products. We export a lot, but plan even more, while increasing the share of value-added products.

At the same time, the level of our organic production and exports and the actual trust in organic products that we export is formed through a look at the state of our domestic organic market. Indeed, you always trust more the state, which also consumes what it produces and exports.

Our domestic organic market is evolving. Every year. Gradually. The range, number of manufacturers and brands is increasing. This process can no longer be stopped, it corresponds to global trends. Organic products of domestic production are more noticeable on the shelves of supermarkets in Ukraine than imported ones. This is a very good sign for market development.

In particular, the range of dairy products, vegetables and fruits has significantly expanded. The first Ukrainian organic products for baby food began to appear. And this is also a completely different level of development.

You can hear firsthand about the domestic market, its development, range, child nutrition, future plans and ambitions at the VII Conference "ORGANIC PROCESSING AND TRADE:FOOD OF THE NEW GENERATION ".

So I invite everyone to join us!

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Sergiy Galashevskyy

Director of Organic Standard LLC
8:30 – 9:00
Registration and welcoming coffee
9:00 – 9:15
Welcoming words
Viktor Shutkevych

Assistant Head of International Cooperation, Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine
Vladislav Bolokhovsky

General Director of BTU-CENTER Group of Companies
Andriy Olefirenko

Vice President of Organic Ukraine, Head of the Strategic Committee for the Success of Organic Business, Director of Organic Original LLC, Ekorod TM
Dr. Stefan Dreesmann

Project Manager of "German-Ukrainian Cooperation in Organic Agriculture"
Olena Korogod

President of Organic Ukraine
Kateryna Shor Coordinator, National Coordinator in Ukraine of the Organic Trade for Development in Eastern Europe Program
Sergiy Galashevskyy

Director of Organic Standard LLC
Analytics of the Internal market of organic products
  • 9:15 - 9:30 - the biggest catalog of organic products in Ukraine
    Valeria Koptseva
    Coordinator of the Strategic Committee for Internal Market Development of Organic Ukraine
  • 9:30 - 9:45
    Trends in the domestic market of organic products
    Olena Manzyuk
    Leading Certification Specialist, Organic Standard LLC
  • 9:45 - 10:00
    # Organic’21: Which organic brands are prefered by Ukrainians?
    Iryna Nakonechna
    communications expert. Founder and co-owner of a media platform for business - BrandStory, Founder of the communication agency NakonechnaUA.
  • 10:00 - 10:30
    TOP of the most popular organic brands in Ukraine – methodology of selection
    Speaker tbs
10:30 - 11:00
Discussion panel for the Ukrainian organic producers: who already produces organic products for children and has experience of working with schools?
Andriy Olefirenko

Director of Ecorod
Lesya Matiushenko

Head of Sales Department of Organic Milk LLC
Roman Dyazhuk,

Director of Danube Agrarian
Yuliya Voroshchuk

Co-owner and managing partner of Organic Expert, TM Osyo organic vegetables from the field
  • 11:00 - 11:20
    Organic products in children`s diet
    Olexander Lutsenko
    Chief Physician of the Center for Integrative Medicine, Physician, Candidate of Medical Sciences
  • 11:20 – 11:40
    How not to mess with the packaging if you are an Organic brand
    Eugenia Aratovska
    founder of the project "NOWASTE UKRAINE"
  • 11:40 - 12:00
    Status quo on school nutrition reform and the place of organic products within it
    Mahaletska Vladislava
    Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection
12:00 - 12:30
Discussion panel for educational institutions: who already uses organic products in educational institutions?
Zalizko Vasyl

International Innovation School
Sobchenko Tatiana

Associate Professor of Statistics and Economic Analysis NUBIP (National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine)
Nataliia Cholovska

Coordinator of the working group “Introduction of organic food in schools and kindergartens of Ukraine”, Organic Initiative / President, LCPO "Ecoterra"
International experience
  • 12:30 - 13:00
    School nutrition with organic fruits, vegetables and milk in the federal state of Lower Saxony - practical implementation and experience since 2014
    Bettina Stiffel
    Center for Competences in Organic Agriculture, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • 13:00 - 13:30
    Lessons learnt from projects in Germany about organic meals at schools
    Leslie Risch
    Research Associate, FiBL Projekte GmbH
  • 13:30 - 14:00
    20 % of organic products in school catering : an example to implement the French government objectives
    Jérôme Cinel
    Directeur INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • 14:00 - 14:30
    Ukrainian legal reform towards the infant nutrition accordance to the best international concepts
    Yana Kazmina
    Head of the Agriculture committee Ukraine business and trade association (UBTA)
14:30 - 15:30
Discussion panel for retailers: who already sells organic products to children?
Anastasia Le Khak

Head of Marketing at Natur Boutique Organic Store
Mykhailo Hoshovsky

Co-founder of DBAEM - delivery of organic products Expert in communication with consumers.
Serhiy Dyatel

Co-founder of DBAEM - delivery of organic products Chief marketer and designer
Alexander Drigo

CEO of the FRESHBAZAR project
Anna Ivanova (Vatan)

Nutritionist, co-founder of the chain of stores ZDOROVA, a promoter of healthy eating
Lukashuk Iryna

sales director in Liqberry company
International experience
  • 15:30 - 15:45
    The evolution of baby food in Ukraine
    Iryna Neverova
    Head of Standardization and Certification Department
  • 15:45 - 16:00
    Ukrainian organic raw material for kids products of the world
    Dmytro Pankov
  • 16:00 - 16:30
    The principle of organic cities: municipal practices on the example of the city of Leipzig
    Sebastian Pomm
    Department of Sustainable Development and Climate Protection, Leipzig, Germany
  • 16:30 – 17:00
    Success story of an award to promote the organic cities and territories (Territoire Bio Engagé)
    Jérôme Cinel
    Directeur INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine
17:00 – 18:00
Discussion panel from the consumers: mums-opinion leaders who choose organic for their children
Malinowska Marina

Nutritionist, naturopath, co-founder of the personal assistant on ethical biohacking Biobetter
Olga Chuvashova,

Mom, blogger, vegan
Elena Zeleniak

Mom, an influencer in the field of organic food. Teaches and revives the ancient traditions of baking sourdough bread.
  • 18:00 - 19:00
    Results and final part
General sponsor

The event is supported by Switzerland in the framework of the Swiss-Ukrainian program "Development of trade with higher added value in the organic and dairy sectors of Ukraine", implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland) in partnership with SAFOSO AG (Switzerland),, and the German-Ukrainian Cooperation in Organic Agriculture Project.

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