Introducing modern policy making for sustainable land and water use, rural development and integrated land and water management. This includes the change of the top-down policies of central planning towards stakeholder based introduction of the People, Planet, Profit principles in policy making


Creation of an open partnership environment involving stakeholders at various levels


We consistently demonstrate professionalism and respect in our communications and in our behavior


Initiation, formulation, co-financing and coordination of inter-governmental projects and pilots on Rural Development and integrated land- and water management, with strong stakeholder’s involvement components;

Facilitation of the establishing of water- and land users associations, and of rural cooperatives

Establishment of local Stakeholder dialogues and multi-stakeholder platforms at regional and local level;

Facilitation of policy- and legislation development.


On April 10 the working meeting was held in the Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation (IWPLR). Primavera team, the scientists of IWPLR, MarynaStrokal, the assistant professor of the Water Systems and Global Change Department of Wageningen University(WUR) and Victoria Strokal, the associate professor of the Department of Ecology and Agrosphery and Environmental Control of the National [...]

On March 30, 2023, an online working meeting of the initiative group was held on to support the implementation, improvement and development of the Water Strategy of Ukraine. The meeting was organized by the National University of Water and Environmental Engineering (NUWEE, Rivne) with the support of the NGO Primavera The purpose of the event was to combine efforts and adopt a concrete action plan [...]

On March 22, 2023, the director of the NGO Primavera Olga Zhovtonogtook part in an international scientific and practical online conference "ACCELERATION OF CHANGES TO OVERCOME THE WATER CRISISIN UKRAINE", dedicated to World Water Day. The event was held on the basis of the Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine. At the plenary [...]

Working visit of theDirector of NGO Primavera Olga Zhovtonog to the Netherlands and Brussels in the period 12 – 19 February 2023 Dr. Olga Zhovtonog visited The Netherlands and the European Union to discuss with Dutch and EU officials what is possible to do now to prepare for the reconstruction and recovery of water and agriculture later when the hostilities of Russia have ended. Ukrainian [...]

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)between the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and NGO Primavera have been signed on 13 of February 2023 during the working visit of the director of the NGO Olga Zhovtonogto the Netherlands.Caroline Bäcker, NWP Director and Chair of the Board, welcomed Zhovtonog to NWP’s office, where they formalised their respective organisations’ relationship in an MoU [...]

On February 2, in the format of an online conference, at the initiative of the NGO Primavera, a workshop was held as part of a short-term volunteer project to determine the directions for the implementation and further development of the Water Strategy of Ukraine, which was approved by the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers dated December 9, 2022 under No. 1134.The Water Strategy defines the main [...]

WUR symposium

Dec 5, 2022

On 30th of November 2022 NGO Primavera participated in WUR symposium, which was dedicated to the cooperation activities in Central & Eastern Europe in research and innovation for the Green Deal and the transformation of the food systems and the sustainability in the region. The symposium brought together interested in the region WUR colleagues and partners, to discuss cooperation opportunities [...]


Sep 30, 2022

The Russian invasion and war in Ukraine have damaged large rural areas, including relevant food supply chains, agriculture, food hubs, production areas, water supply systems as well as ecology and environment. The Ukrainian Government is planning the post-war recovery and rebuilding phase of the country with as much support from Western partners. Wageningen University and Research (WUR) is known [...]


Sep 7, 2022

A plan for rebuilding and modernising water and agriculture in Ukraine during and after the Russian invasion After the brutal invasion by Russia on February 24, 2022, regular water authorities in Ukraine (at all levels) became war- and crisis-stressed and under-staffed due to the mobilization. They were no longer able to adopt a constructive programmatic and project-based approach and asked the [...]