EXPORT OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS FROM UKRAINE AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF CHALLENGES TO GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY: ILLICIT TRADE, LOGISTICS AND SOIL ECOLOGY DURING THE WAR

Authors

  • Ilona Dumanska Khmelnytskyi National University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15544/RD.2023.028

Keywords:

export, agricultural products, global food security, logistics, soil, illicit trade, institution of collective action, war.

Abstract

In the pre-war period, Ukraine’s contribution to world food security was one of the largest, based on the export of its own agricultural products. Russia’s military aggression has brought about a collapse in the production system and logistics chains of food supply in the world. The UN, the EU and a number of specialized international organizations are looking for optimal solutions to avoid a food crisis in Ukraine. The key problem is the fall in the volume of the harvest, which was planned for export, and the prerequisites for this were military actions on agricultural lands, soil pollution from ammunition and the development of illicit trade in conditions of scarcity. The purpose of the article was to prove the role of agricultural exports from Ukraine in global food security and, based on this imperative, to propose a theoretical approach in the collective coordination of the efforts of public institutions to counter logistical losses, illicit trade and soil pollution occurring in Ukraine during the war. The methods used are literature analysis, statistical data and visualizations, analytical modeling. The solution to the outlined problems of food security is proposed on the basis of the development of institutions of collective action from the standpoint of the theory of the «tragedy of the commons».

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Published

2024-03-05

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Section

Social Research for Sustainable Bioeconomy and Climate Change