Russians destroyed 30% of Ukraine's agricultural potential

Published May 26, 2024

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Ukraine has seen a significant loss of 30% of its agricultural potential due to the war with Russia, according to Viktor Kantsurak, State Secretary of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food. The conflict has led to the occupation and contamination of agricultural lands, causing substantial losses for farmers. Despite these challenges, a survey shows that over half of small farmers plan to expand production and seek investments for land purchase in 2024. To support the agricultural sector, Ukraine has established the State Agrarian Register and the Fund for Partial Guarantee of Credits in Agriculture. The war has also resulted in a 12% loss of the Ukrainian pig population.
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As a result of the full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, about 30% of the agricultural potential of our country was destroyed. This was announced by Viktor Kantsurak, State Secretary of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine According to him, the challenges facing the agricultural sector due to the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation are unprecedented. He added that agricultural producers suffer significant losses and the issue of supporting farmers is very urgent. A survey of more than 2,000 small farmers shows that the majority of farmers plan to expand production areas and attract investments for this. 56% of agricultural producers plan to expand production in 2024, and 53% of farmers are going to receive investment loans for the purchase of land. As a result of the full-scale war, about 30% of the entire potential of the agricultural sector was destroyed, and almost 20% of agricultural land was occupied. Large areas are mined or ...
Source: Agropolit
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