On the 30th of January, we are hosting the lecture “Resilience in challenging circumstances: the path to a sustainable agricultural future in Ukraine“. Ukraine's agriculture plays a central role in the country's economy, contributing significantly to GDP and exports, employing millions of people and meeting household food needs, with a focus on crop production. However, the war in Ukraine has severely damaged the agricultural sector, resulting in significant damage to vital infrastructure, logistical disruptions, resource scarcity, changing market dynamics, labour shortages, environmental challenges and significant financial setbacks. Ukrainian farmers have shown remarkable resilience despite the turmoil, maintaining significant agricultural productivity even in occupied and damaged areas, and achieving approximately 80% of the sector's pre-war production. Immediate priorities focus on addressing resource constraints, improving logistical efficiency and expanding access to global markets. However, ensuring long-term sustainability requires a multifaceted strategy that includes integrating displaced populations, strengthening support for small businesses, fostering global market linkages, promoting environmental sustainability and encouraging technological innovation. It's important to recognise that the importance of Ukraine's agricultural sector extends far beyond local recovery efforts. International cooperation and the implementation of strategic policies are essential for its immediate survival and for ensuring a sustainable and resilient recovery of Ukraine's agricultural landscape.
Our speaker is Professor Dr. Maryna Nehrey who is Collegium Helveticum Fellow (Zurich), Guest Professor in the Agricultural Economics and Policy Group, ETH Zurich (May 2022-November 2023), Assoc. Prof. at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. With extensive expertise, she is an experienced researcher specialising in agricultural economics and is dedicated to strengthening the resilience and sustainability of the agricultural sector. The broad spectrum of her research activities covers various topics related to agricultural practices, with a particular focus on agricultural policy evaluation and design, risk management, and digital transformation in agriculture.
The lecture will take place in person and on Zoom. A Q&A session and Apero in Foyer HG E-Nord will follow the lecture.
The lecture is organised as a part of the exhibition "ETH with Ukraine - Exchanging Knowledge for a Sustainable Future".
📆 January 30, Tuesday
🏛️ Main building of ETH Zurich, room HG E3
📍 Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zürich
👩💻Zoom link: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/65695379477
🗣️ Language: English
🆓 Entrance free
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