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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 program:

Partnership for Sustainable Water Supply for Agriculture Development Roll-Out Project
Agrarian Markets Development Institute
January 22, 2015 – January 21, 2017

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.

Agriculture Partnership Initiative
Project Period: 2015 - June 2017

The Agriculture Partnership Initiative (API) is a part of the Feed the Future (FTF) Partnering for Innovation program. API works with the private sector to co-finance and co-design activities that address long-standing agricultural development challenges in Ukraine. This activity addresses the Mission’s objective of increasing the productivity of agricultural small and medium enterprises (SMEs). With a $4.1 million dollar USAID investment, API leveraged an additional $10 million by awarding four grants to private sector partners: Bayer/IFC, Danone/ICF, Agrobonus, and Agrico.

Last updated: August 03, 2016

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