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Grain Production Trends in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan: New Opportunities in Increasingly Unstable World?


Geography & Planning


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Grain production in the countries of the former USSR sharply declined during the past two decades and has only recently started to recover. In the context of the current economic and food-price crisis, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan might be presented with a window of opportunities to reemerge on the global agricultural market, if they succeed in increasing their productivity. The future of their agriculture, however, is highly sensitive to a combination of internal and external factors, such as institutional changes, land-use changes, climate variability and change, and global economic trends. The future of this region's grain production is likely to have a significant impact on the global and regional food security during the following decades.

Conference Name

Annual AAG meeting

Conference Location

New York, NY

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