Advancing sustainable agriculture in Ukraine

Sub-optimal farming practices in Ukraine lead to undesirable consequences from farm to country level, such as unemployment in rural areas and thus worsening living conditions for the rural poor.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB|Haute école des sciences agronomiques,forestières et alimentaires
  • Pôle de recherche Systèmes de production agricole économes en ressources
  • Champ de recherche Durabilité et écosystèmes
  • Durée (prévue) 01.11.2019 - 31.07.2022
  • Responsable du projet Jan Grenz
  • Direction du projet Jan Grenz
  • Équipe du projet Jan Grenz
    Daria Reisch
    Veronika Sandra Zbinden
    Christian Thalmann
  • Partenaires - secteur public DEZA
  • Mots-clés Sustainability advisory, farm management, Ukraine, agriculture

Contexte initial

The project consists of 3 components: 1. Sustainability advisory and co-development of sustainability roadmaps with ten farmers. This service is delivered by a group of international experts 2. Development of a business model for sustainable farm advisory, which shall be implemented in Ukraine. 3. Spread the information about the benefits of sustainable agriculture, via individual consultations with influential stakeholders.


Through the project, a (business) model for sustainability farm advisory in Ukraine shall be piloted within two value chains (wheat flour and mustard seeds), and successful cases of sustainable farm management shall be described.

Compétences clés

Knowledge in sustainable agriculture practices, advisory skills