Ukrainian farmers preparing for planting campaign against all odds




Russian military aggression raised many concerns about the prospects of the coming planting campaign in Ukraine. We are not able to carry out your traditional polling of farmers as to their planting intentions. However, we have managed to talk to some farmers, who told that they were ready to plant.

Most of agrarians from regions with quite calm situation informed that they mainly had all needed resources for planting campaign. However, they provide some part of the fuel they accumulated for army’s needs.

One more problem is the disruption of supply chain of crop protection products and seeds. Farmers cannot receive products they paid for.

Generally, agrarians say that they are ready to start field works as soon as it will be possible physically, adding that the planting campaign will not be performed fully.