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More than one billion people worldwide suffer from chronic hunger, and without a substantial increase in the global food supply, the number of food insecure people is projected to increase. Ukraine’s fertile soil and large land resources have the potential to contribute significantly towards feeding a world that, according to the United Nations, will need to produce 70 percent more food by 2050. USAID is helping Ukraine reclaim its “breadbasket” role in the world and catalyze broad-based economic growth by supporting development of a stable, market-oriented policy environment; stimulating agricultural finance; and promoting more effective market infrastructure for small and medium producers. USAID is also supporting development of effective agricultural and property rights policies, building international market channels and establishing financing mechanisms for small and medium producers.  

Current programs:

Chemonics International Inc.
January 25, 2011 – January 24, 2016

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.

Financial Systems and Agrarian Policy Dialogue project
Agrarian Markets Development Institute
August 10, 2012 – November 9, 2014

The objective of the two-year Financial Systems and Agrarian Policy Dialogue (FSAPD) project is to spur broad-based economic growth through a more inclusive and competitive agricultural sector by 1) increasing access to agriculture financing through developing legal platforms and tools for effective pre- and post-harvest finance systems, and 2) strengthening public-private policy dialogue mechanisms that will sustainably lead to more predictable and transparent agricultural policies that attract investment in the sector.

Last updated: October 31, 2014

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