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APD – German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue

Research domain:
Policies and institutions

Project duration:
31.12.2012 - 30.12.2021

The German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue (APD) is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) since 2006. The project is implemented in cooperation with  GFA Consulting Group GmbH as mandatary,  IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transformation Economies (IAMO) and AFC Consultants International as project implementers as well as the National Association of Agricultural Advisory Services of Ukraine (NVLBU/Dorada) as project executing agency.

In accordance with market economy and regulatory principles, the project aims to provide advisory support to  agricultural policy decision-makers in  Ukraine   for a socially balanced and sustainable development of the agricultural sector and rural areas. In a dialogue between German and Ukrainian institutions and experts, the experiences provided by international experts  and jointly developed recommendations for action are used to further shape the Ukrainian reform agenda and to develop the competencies of the Ukrainian institutions involved. The current 5th phase of the project focuses on the following reform areas of Ukrainian agricultural policy:

  • Development of rural areas through inter-farm cooperation and customized  agricultural support systems
  • Reform of agricultural administration and decentralisation
  • Modernisation of higher education and research systems
  • Development of service-oriented civil society organisations


  • Consortium Leader: IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH Website
  • GFA Consulting Group GmbH, Germany (General Agent for the BCP) Website
  • AFC Consultants International Website
  • National Association of Agricultural Advisory Services of Ukraine (NVLBU/Dorada) Website