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Ukraine occupies the 20th place in the world and the 11th place in Europe in terms of the area of agricultural land under organic production, - Olga Trofimtseva

published 02 July 2019 18:17

The growth rate of Ukrainian organic production is 5.4 times higher than in Europe and almost 5 times higher than in the world. A wide range of organics is produced in Ukraine, with 45.4% of the total area of organic land under grains. Almost everything grown from Ukraine is exported. This has been noted Acting Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Olga Trofimtseva during a working visit to the company BIG BLUE, which produces and exports domestic organic blueberries.

"The enterprise quite successfully uses state support programs, which helps its development. Already today, 70% of the company's products are exported, and 30% is supplied to the domestic market, - "Olga Trofimtseva emphasized and added that there are currently 14 organic blueberries in Ukraine.

According to her, demand for Ukrainian blueberries is growing in foreign markets. For example, in 2016, Ukrainian organic frozen blueberries were exported - 1,967 tons, in 2017 - 2,892 tons, in 2018 - 3,291 tons. Key export countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Serbia, Lithuania, Italy, Ireland.

According to her, demand for Ukrainian blueberries is growing in foreign markets. For example, in 2016, Ukrainian organic frozen blueberries were exported - 1,967 tons, in 2017 - 2,892 tons, in 2018 - 3,291 tons. Key export countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Serbia, Lithuania, Italy, Ireland.

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According to the results of 2018, the land of organic production of berries (organic + transitional) was 840.79 hectares. Of which 106.75 hectares is the area under the blueberries (organic and transitional). The total gross harvest of organic berries in 2018 (organic + transitional) was 3 096.95 tons, of which the production of blueberries was 31.29 tons.

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