Current state and needs of Ukrainian small-scale agricultural producers, impact indicators, and determination of food security markers

The war in Ukraine has jeopardized the planting and harvesting campaigns in most regions of the country. Small producers, who constitute a significant portion of the country’s agricultural production, continue to suffer from the war. Air strikes, occupation, and active military actions pose a serious threat to agriculture. The situation is further complicated by problems with the supply of production materials and finished products.

Based on a survey of small producers conducted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the team at the CEE Agrocenter is assessing the current situation, recovery strategies, and the needs of Ukrainian micro- and small agricultural producers. We also analyze characteristics that, to a greater or lesser extent, indicate the level of economic losses, recovery strategies for producers, and more.

As part of this project, a separate research block focuses on identifying markers of food insecurity among Ukrainian households based on their key characteristics (e.g., land ownership, education levels, etc.).

The project is carried out in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).