Ukraine is struggling with the post harvest part of horticultural production

Market & Price Trends
Innovation & Technology
Published Mar 8, 2024

Tridge summary

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has significantly impacted its agricultural sector, particularly in the south, leading to a geographical shift in watermelon farming to the northern and western regions. Despite these challenges, berry cultivation remains stable, with an increase in cranberry production due to its exportability. However, an oversupply of raspberries has caused price instability. The war has also resulted in equipment shortages for berry farming and inadequate infrastructure for storage and processing in the south. This, coupled with border issues, has made exports costly and pressured producers to sell early in the season, leading to further price fluctuations.
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Original content

Before the war, watermelons were mainly grown in the southern regions of Ukraine, but these areas came under Russian control. Because of this, a temporary shortage of watermelons occurred on the Ukrainian market in 2022. In 2023, the production of the plant was transferred to the northern and western areas of the country, and the lost Kherson region was replaced, says the president of the Ukrainian Fruit and Vegetable Association (UPOA), Tarasz Bastanyik. On the other hand, the cultivation of berries was typical in the western regions of Ukraine, so the output of Ukrainian blueberries, strawberries and raspberries did not decrease. Although internal consumption is based on the latter two, an increase in the production area of the easily exportable cranberry can also be observed during the war. This year, based on feedback from farmers, most producers will plant additional hectares, the president announced. Among berries, the market position of raspberries has fluctuated precisely ...
Source: MezoHir
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