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Ukraine: Domestic market is growing

Although the organic sector in Ukraine had been exclusively export oriented, since the beginning of 2009 several Ukrainian products are sold on the domestic market.

First edition of Organic Ukraine No. 1, published by the Organic Federation of the Ukraine

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(Organic-Market.info, September 21, 2009) ) At the occasion of the conference in Georgia in September 2009, Evgeny Milovanov of the Organic Federation of Ukraine, the initiator of the first Eastern European/Central Asian organic conference a year and a half ago, explained how much progress had been made in establishing domestic organic processing and marketing.

Although the organic sector in Ukraine had been exclusively export oriented, since the beginning of 2009, 12 different types of jam, two juices (apple and grape), eight syrups and eleven sausage products from Mangalitza pigs, an endangered species, are sold on the domestic market.

More products, for example ten types of dried fruit, will be available this autumn. In the meantime, five specialist wholefood shops have been started in Kiev, and more are being planned in the big cities (for example, Odessa), so that by the end of the year ten specialist shops could be operating. According to Milovanov, between 10 and 50 organic articles are on sale in about 100 supermarkets (among others Metro, Auchan, Fourchette), which means that for the first time people in Ukraine have an organic option.

To propagate the organic message, a series of books (including classics by Rudolf Steiner, Ehrenfried Pfeiffer and Alex Podolinski) as well as an organic magazine for Ukraine is published and distributed . 

Source: Kai Kreuzer: Organic conference in Georgia a great success. Organic-market.info, September 21, 2009

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    Eugene Milovanov
    01001 Kiev
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