KYIV. Aug 10 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in close collaboration with the Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry of Ukraine and the Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry will draw up a project to adapt agriculture in Ukraine to climate changes.
FAO said in a press release that the project will consider current and projected climate conditions in Ukraine and their impact on agriculture (including forestry and fisheries).
The project will suggest measures for mitigating climate change, and for adapting to it. A series of consultations will be held to ensure transparency and broad input into the development of a plan of action.
“This project is incredibly important for Ukraine today, since the issues of irrigation, deforestation and forest degradation have become critical priorities on the national agroecological agenda,” Coordinator of FAO development programmes in Ukraine Mykhailo Malkov said.