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Ukraine to NATO: It is necessary to create a threat-resistant agricultural supply system

Ukraine
Supply Chain Management
Innovation & Technology
Published Apr 17, 2024

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During a NATO Food and Agriculture Planning Committee meeting, Taras Vysotskyi, Ukraine's First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, discussed the severe repercussions of Russia's full-scale invasion on Ukraine's agriculture and food security. He underscored the necessity for a resilient agricultural supply system, highlighting the difficulties Ukrainian farmers face in exporting their products despite the reopening of some seaports. Vysotskyi noted that a vast majority of Ukraine's agricultural exports rely on maritime routes, with a small fraction via rail and road, emphasizing the critical need to keep all export channels open for global food security. Additionally, he addressed the challenges agricultural producers are encountering, such as farm destruction, land contamination, and the adverse effects on irrigation systems due to the explosion at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station.
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Russia’s full-scale invasion has had a significant impact on food security and the operations of Ukraine’s agricultural sector. In particular, the logistics chains of agricultural exports to world markets have been affected. Therefore, it is necessary to create a threat-resistant agricultural supply system to ensure food security for Ukraine and the world. This was emphasized by Taras Vysotskyi, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, in his speech at a meeting of the NATO Food and Agriculture Planning Committee. According to him, even now, after the reopening of some Ukrainian seaports, farmers still have limited opportunities to export their products. Although the situation with the supply of agricultural products to the EU and other countries has improved over the past two years. “Thanks to the opening of the Ukrainian sea corridor, 85% of agricultural products are exported by water. The rest is exported by rail and a small amount by road. However, it is ...
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