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On September 12, 2015 at Kontraktova Square in Kyiv once again was successfully hosted the 7-th Ukrainian Fair of organic products, which was organized in the frames of Organic week in Ukraine, operating within September 07-13, 2015 all over Ukraine.

Fair Organizer: Federation of Organic Movement of Ukraine.

Fair Co-Organizer: All-Ukrainian NGO "Living Planet", Association "Biolan Ukraine" Il'inetskiy State Agricultural College.

As in previous years, the event was held with the support of Kyiv City State Administration, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Switzerland Confederation under the project "Development of the organic market in Ukraine," the USAID project AgroInvest, Presidential Foundation of Leonid Kuchma "Ukraine" and the Institute of strategic assessments. A sponsorship of many well-known companies, brands and organizations, including: TM "Rud", Company "Akko International", TM "Pan Eko", "Chateau de Bio" TM, the National Botanical Garden MM Grishko, National academy of sciences of Ukraine, "Kyiv municipal service" was also important for the organizers of  Fair.

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6The participants and guests of the Fair were welcomed by the Chairman of the Federation of Organic Movement of Ukraine Yevhen Milovanov, President of the Ukrainian public organization "Living Planet" Svetlana Berzin, Chairman of the Association "Biolan Ukraine" Basil Pyndus and representatives of partners and special guests of the event: Deputy Minister of Agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Volodymyr Lapa, Director of trade and living department of Kyiv City State Administration Volodymyr Zalipa, Director of  SECO in Ukraine Holger Taush, head of the USAID Agroinvest Project Eric Blaich, manager of the Swiss-Ukrainian project "Development of the organic market in Ukraine" in the Research Institute of organic agriculture economy (FiBL) Natalia Prokopchuk, Vice President of the National Academy of agrarian sciences of Ukraine Maksym Melnychuk.

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The speakers sounded the thesis of the need for further development of organic production, considering the successes and positive trends in its revitalization in recent years in Ukraine and abroad. Achieving of domestic producers, which organic products were presented at the Fair of organic products, were a confirmation of stable development of the organic sector of Ukraine.

Traditionally the Fair involved producers, processors of certified organic products from all over Ukraine and also importers, shops and commercial establishments that offer organic products to Ukrainian consumers.

This year, participants in the Fair of organic products were:

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PE "Agroecology" from Poltava – the producer of certified organic crops and processed products – cereals, flour, oil, etc.

TM "Rud" – certified organic ice-cream from Zhytomyr region.

TM "Zarskiy Sadovnyk" – certified organic vegetables, lettuces and other green crops from Kyiv region.

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TM "Pan Eko" – certified organic juices, drinks, honey, Lequarré, syrups, meat, bacon, sausages and other meat products from Transcarpathia.

TM "Hlibio" – certified organic bread and baked products from Kiev region.

TM "Biopole" – certified organic vegetables from Donetsk region.

TM "Kozub" – certified organic grains, cereals, flour from Poltava region.

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LTD "Organic Milk" from Zhytomyr – producer of certified organic dairy products.

LTD "Polesie invest" – producer of certified organic chicken meat from Zhytomyr region.

LTD "Imex Trade" from Kyiv – certified organic sauces, pasta, etc.

LTD "Yunimed" – certified organic cereals, detergents, hygiene from Kyiv.

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"Firm Diamond Ltd" – producer of organic cereals, flakes, flour from Poltava region.

FOP "Melnik V.V." – producer of certified organic vegetables (potato, beet, carrot, onion) from Vinnytsia region.

"Ugochanskuj smak" LTD – the producer of certified sausages from Transcarpathia.

Farm "Tizesh" – certified manufacturer of juices, syrups, jams, meat and meat products from Transcarpathia.

Farm "Wes" – producer of certified organic salads, mint, onion, parsley, etc. from Zhytomyr.

PAF "Tarasivske" – producer of certified organic dairy products from Chernihiv.

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PJSC "Zhytomyr butter plant" – producer of certified organic ice-cream from Zhytomyr region.

SOK "Nadiya" – producer of certified organic vegetables from Chernihiv.

Lypkovativskyy Agricultural College – producer of certified organic grains and cereals products from Kharkiv.

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PE "Alliance of Beauty" – producer of organic cosmetics and care products premises from Kyiv.

"Bio–Farm Agrotrade Ltd" – trade organization of organic vegetables and cooking products from Kyiv.

PE "Organics Ukraine" – distributor of certified organic cosmetics from Kyiv.

LTD "Pearl stream" – the manufacturer of certified organic grapes and wines from Odessa region.

LTD "Live Potutory earth" – producer of certified organic vegetables, herbs, grains and cereals from Ternopil region.

Own stand at the Fair were:

15Organic Federation of Ukraine – represented the professional literature about organic and biodynamic production, and magazines "ORGANIC UA". Guests were given advice about the principles for managing organic standards as well as information and advice activities in the organic sector.

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Association "Biolan Ukraine" – represented the professional literature about organic production and organic products from Vinnitsa region. Through interviews with visitors to the fair distribution were carried the ​​organic ideas and organic principles.

NGO "Living Planet" – made an informative and educational site, where visitors learn more about organic standards, the importance of environmental, organic, and other marks, get tips for a safe and environmentally friendly consumption. In the "Living Planet" box everyone had the opportunity to conduct free rapid testing the nitrate content of vegetables and get a memo on consumer values ​​different labels of goods or products.


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State Environmental Academy – carried out an educational activity about the green economy and sustainable management.

Organic Fair visitors traditionally viewed display stands with samples of organic products from Ukrainian producers.

It was held a parallel tasting of organic products, visitors had a good opportunity to taste prepared Transcarpathian cooks exclusively with organic ingredients for popular recipe bograch-goulash and enjoy the taste of roasted pig on a spit of breed "Mangalica".

16And for those who filled out a questionnaire on the stand of the organizers, while taking part in the survey, was conducted in the end draw participants submitted delicious and healthy organic prizes.

35Besides the ability to taste or buy certified organic products, visitors ot  the Fair could enjoy a concert with the participation of Presidential Foundation Leonid Kuchma "Ukraine" scholars – winners of TV children's song festival-competition "Nightingale Ukraine" and the members of the jury: Anna-Maria Mironova, Vladislava Lyelyushkina, Alla Velichko, Olexandra Stetsyuk, Julia Kotlinska, soloists exemplary art group "Theater song" Ladonky" vocal studio A. Beraiah, 43Honored artist of Ukraine Yulia Martynova, Honored artist of Ukraine Tatiana Kislyak, People's artist of Ukraine Mariana Gadenko.

Finally, by the opinion of many participants and visitors, it can be argued that the holiday was good! It was contributed a wonderful sunny weather, which allowed many Kiev residents and visitors to come to Kontraktova Square in Kiev and support the Ukrainian producer of certified organic products! We hope that it was not the last chance to reconcile producer and consumer by symbolic bridge of confidence in the future and we will have another opportunity to organize similar events and meet together in the wonderful views of Podil! So in September 2016 would expected Eighth All-Ukrainian Fair of organic products!

Let's live in ORGANIC style!!!

 

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