What are the prospects for the development of agricultural and food business in the context of the integration of Ukraine into the EU?

The monitoring report "Food security and food safety during and after the war" was published recently, providing up-to-date information on the state of food security in thecountry, as well as guidelines for the restoration of production activities and accelerated integration into European and world markets. The report will be useful for state authorities and civil society of Ukraine, EU structures, other countries, international partners, donors and investors. It is completely based on information provided by stakeholders - members of the specialized expert environment and business representatives from 13 regions of Ukraine.
The report covers a number of topics:
1️⃣ The state of food security and the situation within food markets (situation, dynamics of changes, price situation, status-quo)
2️⃣ Prospects for the development of food production in the regions (Lviv region, Zakarpattia region, Rivne region, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Khmelnytskyi region, Vinnytsia region, Kyiv region, Zhytomyr region, Chernihiv region, Sumy region, Dnipropetrovsk region, Donetsk region, Zaporizhzhya region)
3️⃣ Perspective of business on the post-war development
4️⃣ Protection of the food consumers during the war and at the stage of getting membership in the EU (status-quo, martial law, state participation, dissemination of information, EU experience, post-war recovery)
5️⃣ Frameworks for the post-war development of the food business in Ukraine (model of the national economy, post-war reconstruction mechanisms, development priorities, legislation, public administration, trade policy, infrastructure, standardization and certification, education)
📍 What is important, the report emphasizes that the post-war economy of Ukraine should be green, digital and inclusive, built on the principles of smart specialization. Notably, a number of Ukrainian regions actively worked on the implementation of smart specialization in various directions. For example, for the Kyiv region, the priority was "Production of innovative food products with improved consumer qualities (functional food)". Significant results were also achieved in Ternopil, Lviv, Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
🔗 Full report in English can be found via the link:
The monitoring report was prepared by the NGO "Analytical Center of the Agrarian Union of Ukraine" within the framework of the project "Supporting the activities of the UNP EaP in 2021-2023", which is implemented by the Institute of Economic Research and Political Consultations with the financial support of the European Union