With its bilateral cooperation programme, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) promotes cooperation with other countries in the fields of food, agriculture and consumer health protection. Currently, four projects are being implemented in Ukraine, in two of them organic agriculture plays a significant role:
(1) «Agritrade» with a focus on the implementation of the DCFTA for example through the implementation of an export helpdesk and
(2) «German-Ukrainian cooperation in organic agriculture» which is to contribute to an adequate expertise of technical and managerial staff in the organic farming sector.
Both projects help public and private parties advance the Ukrainian organic sector. They shall increase the opportunities of Ukrainian producers on national and international markets. The consortium Agriculture and Finance Consultants (AFC) and IAK are implementing the projects on behalf of BMEL.