03-17.03.2019 | German-Ukrainian Summer School in Agricultural Economics.
14.02.2019| Roman Neyter, PhD student of the UaFood Trade Project, presented his research dedicated to the effect of subsidies on farms’ exit at Kyiv School of Economics research seminar.
22.12.2018| Announcement about German-Ukrainian Summer School in Agricultural Economics “Foundations of Agricultural Economics: Selected Topics” from 3th to 17th of March, 2019.
It is organized by Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Halle, Germany in cooperation with Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Halle, Germany, and Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), Kyiv, Ukraine, UaFoodTrade Pilot Project.
21.12.2018| Dr. Oleg Nivievskyi gave the Interview on farmland moratorium and agriholdings to the LaScalA (Large Scale Agriculture) Project.
Over the last years, Ukraine’s agri-food sector demonstrated resilient growth and developed into a key source of foreign exchange for the economy. In 2017 it accounted for 14.5% of GDP and more than 42% of total goods exports. This positive development came against a significant reduction in the volume of agricultural budget support over the recent years. The structure of the support also changed, moving from tax benefits to direct support in the form of input subsidies. However, the way the direct support programmes are designed and implemented, as well as the negative effects of input subsidies on efficiency and productivity, raise serious concerns about their sustainability and effectiveness. A more targeted and modern approach is needed in order to address the current major problems of the sector (shortage of workers and financial constraints) under severe fiscal constraints facing the country.
Presentation is available here.
03.12.2018|Dr. Oleg Nivievskyi published the article “How should the new agricultural budget support policy look like” in the business edition of the magazine Novoe Vremia.
16.11.2018 | Oleg NIvievskyi delivered the lecture on Economics of Agricultural State Support Policy in Ukraine for journalists in the framework of the Center of Excellence in Economic Journalism.
24.10.2018 | Oleg NIvievskyi and Denys Nizalov presented Analysis of the New Economic Course of Yulia Tymoshenko in the area of agriculture and land governance. It is published in VoxUkraine.
18.10. 2018 | KSE Team of the Project met Prof. Harald von Witzke from Humbolt University of Berlin and Agritrade Ukraine project to discuss potential areas of cooperation and joint research and analytical work on important agri-food policy issues in Ukraine.
12.10. 2018 | Dr. Volodymyr Vakhitov gave a talk in the framework of the TEDsKSE conference.
8.10-13.10. 2018 | The Summer School for PhD students in Agricultural Economics.
The participants of the course got certificates about successful completion and participation.
26.09.2018 | Dr. Oleg Nivievskyi published the article entitled “Individual Farming as the Cornerstone of Agricultural Development in Ukraine” on the Internet platform AgroPortal.
24.09.2018 | Dr. Oleg Nivievskyi presented the lecture on “Analytical skills and practical agricultural policy problems” within the framework of the APD Summer School 2018.
20.09.2018 | Dr. Oleg Nivievskyi and PhD student Roman Neyter published the article entitled “The New Agricultural Support System in Ukraine: Who Really Benefits?”
27.06.2018 | Dr. Oleg Nivievskyi was participant at the IAMO Forum 2018 and gave the presentation entitled “Revisiting farm structure development and productivity in Ukraine” (within the framework of the organized session A2: Asia and Europe).
01.05.2018 ǀ Dr. Sören Prehn joined the IAMO project team as a postdoc. He will be a member of the Working Group III “Agricultural Trade and Trade Scenarios”. The team was also expanded by the PhD students Maximilian Heigermoser and Olga Polonska. Maximilian Heigermoser will dedicate his research on market integration of agricultural and food markets in the Working Group I “Integration of markets and value chains”. Olga Polonska is interested in research questions on the structure and stability of trade relations between Ukraine and the EU.
19.03.2018 | Job interviews with the candidates of the UaFoodTrade project at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), Ukraine, as well as filling the positions with Dr. Oleg Nivievskyi (Project Coordinator at KSE), Dr.Volodymyr Vakhitov (postdoc at KSE), Oleksandr Donchenko (PhD student), Roman Neyter (PhD student), Pavlo Martyshev (PhD student) and Valentyna Marusiak (Project Assistant).
19.03.2018 | Meeting with Prof. Dr. Verchenko, Academic Director of Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) in Kiev, Ukraine.
19.03.2018 | Talks on strategic cooperation with Dr. Olga Trofimtseva, Vice Minister for Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine, and Dr. Alex Lissitsa, president of UCAB and CEO of Agroholding IMC, in Kiev, Ukraine.