Introduction of regular forecast assessments for the agricultural sector and expansion of the methodological base of the Center

Over the last 15 years, Ukraine has witnessed an increasingly dynamic agricultural sector characterized by rising productivity and exports of grains, oilseeds, and poultry. Prior to the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine, the country accounted for approximately 50% of global plant oil exports, 15% of corn exports, and 10% of wheat exports. The full-scale invasion, which began on February 24, 2022, not only displaces the population but also disrupts Ukrainian infrastructure and agricultural fieldwork.

The key objective of this project is to conduct competent and reliable market and policy analysis in collaboration with policymakers and industry groups. This initiative goes beyond the AgriWatch process and includes interdisciplinary and international cooperation and analysis to provide stakeholders in Ukrainian agriculture with an in-depth overview of the agri-food sector and markets, along with evidence-based recommendations.

The project is conducted in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).