Author: Michaela Downey

Michaela writes for The Borgen Project Massachusetts. Her academic interests include international relations focusing on conflict resolution, global political economy, and Europe.

SEATTLE — Ukraine is famous for its vast areas of excellent farmland that, at least theoretically, could feed an untold number of people. Agriculture is also the primary driver of the Ukrainian economy. Sustainable agriculture in Ukraine should be a booming industry that is highly productive. So why, then, does Ukraine have the lowest agricultural productivity in the entirety of Europe? There are two main obstacles standing in the way of unleashing Ukraine‚Äôs full agricultural potential. The first is a lack of innovation. Many Ukrainian farmers are still using outdated equipment and techniques that simply cannot yield as much as…

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