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International Conference on Counteracting Fraud in the Organic Sector.

International Conference on Counteracting Fraud in the Organic Sector.

September 21 - 22 representatives of the International Association "Eurostrategy" took part in the International Conference "Raising the level of honesty of organic and production distribution chains». The conference was held with the support of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), GfRS, Agro-Eco - Institute of Louis Bolka in cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM).
The goal of the event: strengthening and expanding the export of Ukrainian organic products to Western Europe and the United States.
Anti-fraud initiative (AFI) it is a platform for European market players, aimed at strengthening trade of organic products through dialogue at the transboundary level among representatives of production value chains. Participants had the opportunity to meet with traders from Western Europe, representatives of certification bodies and representatives of state bodies of Ukraine and countries of the European Union, also to take part in the discussion of the possibilities of securing the reliability and credibility of the export of organic products from Ukraine to Western European markets. Such seminars have already been held successfully in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States of America and were highly appreciated by market participants. The last seminar was organized in Ukraine in 2015.
The conference was attended by representatives of 12 countries - international importers, traders, feed manufacturers, organic farmers, exporters and other market participants from Ukraine, certification bodies working in Ukraine, Representatives of ministries and other public authorities in Europe and the United States.