Impact of the war on agriculture and rural livelihoods in Ukraine
Findings of a nation-wide rural household survey
FAO, December 2022
The war in Ukraine has severely affected livelihoods and households’ access to basic services and needs. This alarming humanitarian situation has led the government and other partners to initiate assistance activities mainly in the areas along the front-line oblasts.
At the national level, the major difficulties expected by the rural households involved in production and sale of crop products are: access to fuel or electricity to power equipment (for over 24 percent of the respondents), access to fertilizers or pesticides (nearly 23 percent), low benefits from sale of products (around 20 percent), and access to seeds (18 percent). For oblasts along the front-line, the major difficulty to be expected in the next few months is access to seeds (over 22 percent of the respondents), while in western and central regions around one third of the respondents reported difficulties in accessing fertilizers/pesticides and fuel/electricity to power equipment.