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On January 18-20, 2023, COA team took part in the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) in Berlin, Germany. The 2023 GFFA brought together about 3,000 policymakers, scientists, business and NGOs representatives from more than 100 countries to discuss key issues of global agricultural and food policies and trends. The key theme of this year's GFFA was "Food Systems Transformation: A Worldwide Response to Multiple Crises".

The limited amount and high cost of chemical plant protection products today is an impulse for many agricultural producers to use mechanical methods of weed control not only in organic, but also in traditional agriculture. With this method, success in overcoming weeds depends on the ability to choose the right method, determine the intensity of its application and implement it at the right time.

In Ukraine,  the Law of Ukraine “On Basic Principles and Requirements for Organic Production, Circulation and Labelling of Organic Products” (hereinafter - the Law on Organic Production) was adopted, as well as the relevant normative legal acts necessary for the implementation of this Law were approved.

On September 23, 2022, an online Organic Day Ukraine conference was held, aimed at promoting the European Green Deal in Ukraine, raising awareness of organic products and the key role of organic farming in the transition to promote sustainable production.

Representatives of the German Embassy and the "German-Ukrainian Cooperation on Organic Agriculture" visited two organic farms in the west of Kyiv / 560,000 euros donation were collected / this helped 170 organic farms throughout Ukraine.

From January 1, 2022, the new Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU No. 2018/848 on organic production and labeling of organic products entered into force in the countries of the European Union.

The project German-Ukrainian Cooperation Organic Agriculture (COA), implemented by AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants GmbH, Germany, participated in one of the world's leading trade fairs for organic food, BIOFACH in Nuremberg, Germany, from July 26-29, 2022.

The full-scale invasion became a big challenge for organic producers in Ukraine: not few of the farms were for some weeks under Russian occupation, and some are still under Russian occupation today.

Organic farming in Ukraine is characterized by many committed, active associations, more than 400 organic farms and its own law.

At the end of July 2022, the world's largest trade fair for organic products will take place in Nuremberg. Within the framework of this fair, a large congress with numerous lectures will also take place on several days. Within the framework of this congress, the project “German-Ukrainian Cooperation on Organic Agriculture” will hold a 90-minute event on 27 July 2022 on the topic "Organic farming in Ukraine 5 months after the beginning of the war - status quo and outlook".

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