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USAID is helping Ukraine to develop its agricultural potential.
USAID is helping Ukraine to develop its agricultural potential. The country's fertile soil and large land resources could make significant contributions towards feeding a world that, according to the UN, will need to produce 70 percent more food by 2050.
Ruslan Tormosov

More than one billion people worldwide suffer from chronic hunger, and projections indicate that, without a substantial increase in the global food supply, the number of food insecure people will continue to increase.  Ukraine’s robust agricultural endowment could help feed a world that the United Nations forecasts to require 70 percent more food by 2050.  USAID helps Ukraine reclaim its “breadbasket” status and catalyze broad-based economic growth by constructing a stable, market-oriented policy environment; stimulating agricultural finance; and promoting more effective market infrastructure for small and medium producers.  USAID promotes effective agricultural and property rights policies, international market channels, and financing mechanisms for small and medium producers.

Current programs:

AgroInvest
Chemonics International Inc.
January 25, 2011 – January 24, 2016
www.agroinvest.org.ua/eng/

This five-year USAID project aims to accelerate and broaden economic recovery in Ukraine and contribute to global food security efforts by creating a more inclusive and competitive agricultural industry. In particular, AgroInvest aims to increase awareness among rural landholders and producers of their land rights, facilitate the adoption of market-oriented legislation needed for agricultural land reform, increase agricultural lending to small and medium agricultural producers, establish wholesale and regional markets, and strengthen the capacity of producer organizations and industry associations.

Partnership for Sustainable Water Supply for Agriculture Development Roll-Out Project
Agrarian Markets Development Institute
January 22, 2015 – January 21, 2017
www.amdi.org.ua/en.html

This USAID two-year project works to refurbish water infrastructure systems and improve water supply for rural residents, as well as to agricultural production in selected communities in Kherson Oblast. Specifically, this project seeks to enhance the potential of pilot communities to ramp up irrigated high-value crop production and increase yields; mobilize and establish community commitment and engagement in water resource management; provide access to improved community-owned infrastructure; create sustainable community ownership of stable water resources and management (water management cooperative as a member of public private partnership); and develop and implement sustainable financing for water systems that can be replicated.
 

Last updated: January 21, 2016

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