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Ukrainian Organic Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 6 April, 2017
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Tetiana
Yablonska
Project Manager
+380958374455
organic_farm@ukr.net
Female
Arseniy
Salalaiko
Project Manager
+380958374455
info@organiccluster.com.ua
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Russian
Ukranian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Crop Production
Traceability of food
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Logistical Services
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Horticulture, Food Processing, Safe production methods,
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
21
Number of SME members: 
17
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Ukrainian Food Valley
Accelerator
Organic Business School
Incubator
4Press Creative Agency
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
BioGel organic fertilisers
SME
Unimar Logistics
SME
Kherson State Agrarian University
University
Agrofoodcluster Kharkiv
Horbo Hory Agrotouristic Cluster Lviv
Organic cluster of Rivne region
BlackSea walnut cluster Odesa
Nakaz.UA Law Firm
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

CONSOLIDATE THE EFFORTS/RESOURCES OF ALL PLAYERS OF THE ORGANIC MARKET OF UKRAINE IN ORDER TO:

- increase the competitiveness of each company and sector as a whole,

- consulting support of agrofood cluster initiatives in the regions with organic component in order to build wide organic ecosystem in Ukraine - make all players visible on the national and international levels, - stimulate international cooperation, - improve the quality of organic education - develop entrepreneurship, export, sales and transfer to the Government organic business interests, - provide Ukraine's and the World's population with healthy, high-quality food products, - improve the welfare of the citizens, and - create conditions for the effective development of the agrarian and close to it sectors of the Ukrainian economy.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Details of support services: 

Non-profit organization in the organic sector, cluster shaped ecosystem, which unites organic market players in Ukraine, namely: producers and processors of organic products , suppliers of equipment, fertilisers and protecting materials, seeding material, logistics and law firms, market experts agronomists and consultants in agri-technologies, representatives of agrarian research and education institutions, in close cooperation with local authorities and public organizations, regional cluster initiatives, stimulating their holistic development, internal interaction and international cooperation.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
China
Japan
United Arab Emirates
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Switzerland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Smartfood cluster
AgroBioCluster
UNIMOS Foundation
Food products quality cluster
Cluster Bio
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
Other
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Five clusters from Eastern Europe who are passionate about food and committed to work together on boosting intersectoral innovations, opening new markets and helping SMEs access the global markets have created a  vibrant & pioneer cluster network called Eastern Europe Food Clusters Network committed to work together on boosting intersectoral innovations, opening new markets and helping SMEs access the global markets. 

Ukrainian Organic Cluster is a participant of the working group for organic and niche crops production development in Ukraine under the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

By joining knowledge, experiences and different competences from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine, we aim to build new cooperation bridges and create new added values resulting from our unique interdisciplinarity, especially in terms of co-creating new, healthy & functional foods. 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Ukrainian Organic Cluster is a wide network of organic market players in Ukraine, namely: producers and processors of organic products , suppliers of equipment, fertilisers and protecting materials, seeding material, logistics and law firms, market experts agronomists and consultants in agri-technologies, representatives of agrarian research and education institutions, in close cooperation with local authorities and public organizations, regional cluster initiatives, which is ready to provide up to date information on organic goods produced and services provided in Ukraine and will connect you to the right reliable partners in Ukraine or abroad in order to start new cooperation, investment project or arrange safe organic supply chains to/from Ukraine.

Soon there will be a matchmaking platform designed by UOC for better  search of organic certified companies and service providers along the value chain of organic goods production and processing in Ukraine.