The development of the organic sector within Ukraine is of upmost importance to not only safeguard Ukraine’s abundant natural resources but also to stimulate income generation and the competitiveness especially of rural areas of Ukraine, where agriculture remains the main pillar of local development. With this aim, the Swiss government has been supporting the development of the organic sector in Ukraine since 2003. In August 2019, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO launched the new program «Higher Value-Added Trade from the Organic and the Dairy Sector in Ukraine». The program’s overall objective is to stimulate business opportunities in both sectors such to increase job and income opportunities especially in rural areas and for young people. The new program is being implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), in cooperation with the stakeholders of the organic sector and the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine. The new program will capitalise on the success factors of the previous projects in the organic and dairy sector, and it will develop capacities by enhancing sector institutions and supporting dynamic actors. The new SECO program adopts a programmatic approach and introduces a systemic capacity development. In practice, this translates into program interventions to boost capacities at three levels in parallel: individuals, sector institutions, and the sector as a whole. Thereby, the implementing partners build on important expertise gained in previous projects. FiBL has been implementing two SECO-funded projects on organic markets and sector development since 2004, and it is well-known in the sector. Also the Ukrainian country pavilion at the Biofach 2020 is being supported through this program (hall 4A, boost 511), thus complementing efforts from the side of organic producers to promote organic exports from Ukraine. For more information on the Swiss-Ukrainian project, please visit the website https://www.fibl.org/de/themen/projektdatenbank/projektitem/project/1689.html.