Ukraine

Overview

Country Ukraine Capital : Kiev

Ukraine has a population of over 44 million.

Ukraine’s crop production is highly developed, partially due to rich soils and a favorable climate. Its output of grain and potatoes is among the highest in Europe, and it is one of the world’s largest producers of sugar beets and sunflower oil.

76-83% of the food energy consumed in Ukraine comes from crops that are not native to the region. Most of these plants’ diversity is found elsewhere on the planet.

The Crop Trust has supported 5 projects in Ukraine

  1. Beans: The National Center for Plant Genetic Resources of Ukraine (NCPGRU) received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate and characterize 563 accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crop.
  2. Chickpea: The National Center for Plant Genetic Resources of Ukraine (NCPGRU) received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate and characterize 280 chickpea accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 215 accessions are safety duplicated in the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
  3. Grass pea: The National Center for Plant Genetic Resources of Ukraine received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate and characterize 300 grass pea accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 256 accessions are safety duplicated in the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
  4. Lentil: The National Center for Plant Genetic Resources of Ukraine (NCPGRU) received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate, characterize and safety duplicate 60 lentil accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops.
  5. Wheat: The National Center for Plant Genetic Resources of Ukraine (NCPGRU) received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate, characterize and safety duplicate 1,350 wheat accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops.