Program Updates | Ukraine

Last updated: September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020

Marianna Neshcheret is the president of the Ovochi Stanychnykiv Vegetable Cooperative in Stanytsia Luhanska in eastern Ukraine. She lives and works just three kilometers from the demarcation line between areas held by Ukraine government forces and the so-called DNR and LNR forces.

Life is full of ironic twists, perhaps more so in Ukraine.

September 29, 2020

In one of the more challenging issues facing Ukraine—cybersecurity—the process of coming up with a collaborative strategy felt like a scene from the movie The Hunger Games.

That is how one participant vividly described the five-day co-creation workshop in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital. John Harris of USAID’s Ukraine Mission explained the dynamics:

September 22, 2020

A co-investment agreement between USAID’s Agriculture and Rural Development Support (ARDS) activity and the Luhansk Bilovodsk Butter Factory helped to stabilize the region’s hard-hit milk production industry and allowed Oksana’s dairy farm, and others like it, to survive.

September 22, 2020

Undaunted, the USAID team managing the Mission’s Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) is racking up success stories as it works to bring a measure of commercial normalcy to the region through programs in a variety of sectors.

August 14, 2020

Ukraine is a leading global exporter of agricultural produce. The fertile soil and advantageous climate and geography enable cultivation of many types of fruits, including apples, plums, cherries, apricots, pears, and berries. However, the loss of the Russian market has hurt the fruit sector and forced Ukrainian companies to  find new markets to survive. Producers have  reviewed their approach to business, changed fruit varieties, and updated growing technologies along new marketing techniques and shipping procedures.