About the Project

About Project

Advising Ukraine on Agricultural Trade Issues -within the Framework of the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA)


Donor: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Recipient: Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (2016 – September 2016)

Project Duration:

  Phase I: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018

  Phase II: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021

Project Budget: 2,14 million EUR

Implementor: AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants GmbH, IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH, in cooperation with the Humboldt University to Berlin


Project objective is to enable Ukrainian agricultural and food companies in terms of their capacities to identify European export markets, enter them, consolidate and grow in them and to prepare to open their own markets. Furthermore, the project aims at informing German companies on agricultural trade issues with Ukraine.

The project activities are to lead to the following results:

  1. Strengthening of a policy dialogue on the subject of agricultural trade as part of the DCFTA
  2. Delivery of services to Ukrainian agricultural producers and processors to increase their marketability and export potential within the DCFTA


  1. Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
  2. State and private organizations, associacions, Ukrainian business support organizations that are active in the agricultural sphere
  3. Ukrainian agricultural producing, processing and trading companies that have interest in export to the EU


The project implementation is based on a participatory approach. In the decision-making processes the initial aim is to create conceptual drafts and ideas which are developed in detail by the various levels involved in the decision-making process. This will enable the national project partners to identify more closely with the project. The proposals resulting from this process will be discussed at a political level.

The project cooperates with numerous Ukrainian and German associations and institutions which support the dissemination of information on opportunities on the Ukrainian market.

To make use of synergetic effects the project closely cooperates with other on-going projects in Ukraine, especially the ones funded by BMEL, in order to make use of synergistic effects.