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Verkhovna Rada voted to lift the moratorium on sale of land –it is a good news. Which is a bad one?more
Brexit - chance for Ukrainian agribusiness
The UK government has been defending a liberal agrarian policy in the European Union for the past few decades, demanding substantial reductions in agriculture subsidies in the EU and matching them with environmental requirements.more
Argentina-Ukraine (agrarian score) 8-2
There are few countries in the world that are similar to Ukraine in terms of the effectiveness of agribusiness and the role of agriculture in the country's economy. One of them, of course, is Argentina. The share of agriculture in the GDP of this Latin American country is up to 8%. The share of exports equals 58.8%.more
Ukrainian public agribusiness: return to the growth path
The situation in the segment of Ukrainian public agrarian companies improved during 2017 for the first time since the beginning of the crisis of 2014, connected with the annexation of the Crimean peninsula by Russia and the beginning of military operations in the East.more
«Feet can't catch up with the head» or what is slowing down big data in agriculture?
Until recently, the Information revolution has manifested itself mainly through an innovations wave, which has covered almost exclusively the technical aspect of IT. Tools for aggregating, storing and managing data, as well tools for its processing and analysis have undergone radical changes.more
Why does Ukraine need a new technical regulation for tractors
The abolition of the UkrSEPRO certification and its replacement for type approval procedures and obtaining a certificate for agricultural tractors raised the issue of updating the current legislation.more
Is it possible to combine state support and progress?
Subsidies and other types of government support for the sector lead to a reduction in competition with producers in other countries, weaken and have nothing to do with progress. This is the view point of the agrarian community part who believes that natural selection can lead the sector to success.more
We will return the money for agro-drones or what about the compensation?
The topic of innovations and civil drones was repeatedly raised by the Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman by telling about the good potential in the technological sector of the agroindustrial complex and unmanned technologies…This is a chance for the government to start such an excellent synergy as agro-innovation technologies.more
Will the agro-industrial complex be able to rewrite history?
Agribusiness of Ukraine this year continues to pleasantly surprise. Agro-export reached the record figure in the history this year. According to the State Fiscal Service, the positive balance of foreign trade in agricultural products in Ukraine for the three quarters of 2017 increased by almost a third (31%) compared to the same period in 2016 and reached about USD10 bln.more
Agroholdings: vertical integration as a protective reaction to hostile environment
The attitude to big business, even in the richest developed countries, remains biased, and its role in the economy is the subject of debate. But the role and contribution of Ukrainian agrarian holdings in the development of Ukrainian agro-industrial production in particular, and in the Ukrainian economy as a whole, can’t be overemphasized. What is the reason for the domination of large “forms” in Ukraine and what will be the consequences in the future?more
Land inspectors renew the verifications
Conducting reforms in the land sector involves not only the abolition of the moratorium or land decentralization, but also ensuring proper control over land use. This year the resumption of the State Land Cadastre inspector’s verifications suggests that it is expected not only to return the control but also to intensify.more
International trade: return to free-trade zone in pursuit of growth
Today, even the "fortresses" of democracy are becoming victims of political populism. The far-right nationalists or anti-globalist movements that are gaining popularity in Western countries, accumulate political capital and are supported by representatives of various social strata. Does this mean that we are seeing the beginning of the globalization end? Should we expect an intensification of protectionist practices and, consequently, a tangible reduction in the v...more
How to circumvent the moratorium: 5 most common schemes
The long-lasting moratorium on the sale of agricultural land has generated illegal and semi-legal schemes for its circumvention, and with each passing year their number only increases. Below are the 5 most popular methods that are used for circumvention the moratorium and development of land bank.more
7 typical misconceptions of the Ukrainian "agrarian experts"
Practically all inhabitants of the country understand how Ukrainian agriculture and agrarian politics work. This is connected not only with the rich history of agriculture in Ukraine, because many other states of Europe can also show off about their history (for example France), but also with our Soviet past, and first of all the Holodomor and a constant deficit of products. For the past 25 years, most of the people of independent Ukraine have protected themselves from e...more
Stable development: Does Ukraine need it?
I would like to start a discussion that has been brewing in Ukraine for several years and in recent times, with development of society and agricultural sector, is becoming clearly expressed. Every year in late March in Brussels FFA 2017 is held where industry leaders, scientists, ministers, representatives of non-governmental organizations dispute about the future of agriculture trying to balance two main...more
How Rada can ease life of the food producers
Last year Ukraine should have introduced equivalent to the European system of state control over the food market operators. This requirement is stipulated by the EU Association Agreement. It is essential for export of the Ukrainian animal products to the markets of not only the EU but also other countries in the world. And still it has not been implemented due to lack of necessary legislation. The relevant draft law is to be considered in the second reading in Par...more