Organic crops and livestock in Ukraine

Ukrainian organic farming has now reached a territory of 300 thousand hectares (741,000 acres). With the volumes of organic production still relatively low for such a big country as Ukraine, local organic farmers already produce most of the popular crops for the domestic market as well as for exports.

Organic grains, oil seeds, vegetables and fruit are produced by a growing number of organic farmers in Ukraine. Western Ukraine has most of the country’s organic livestock farmers raising organic cows, pigs, sheep and goats, as well as producing organic milk, cheese and organic meat products.

Growing domestic demand for organic foods in Ukraine has given local farmers a stimulus for expanding their production base. Ukraine’s organic food share is expected to grow by 10-15% in 2010.

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