Cover Osteuropa 2-4/2010

In Osteuropa 2-4/2010
Teil des Dossiers Ukraine

The Potential Agro-Giant
The Agricultural Situation

Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel

Deutsche Fassung


Ukraine has great potential in the production of agricultural products and their export. After a steep decline, agricultural production, since 2000, has once again been on the increase. For some products, such as barley, Ukraine is already the world’s leading exporter. However, up to now, its agricultural potential has only been realised in a rudimentary way. The greatest handicap of Ukrainian agricultural is that its singular climatic and geographic advantages are not being fully exploited, the result of inadequate technological expertise and management skills as well as a shortage of reliable framework conditions in farm policy.

(Osteuropa 2-4/2010, pp. 271–286)