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Ukraine Subsistence Farmers Struggling with Conflict Impact

  • 9 Dec 10:44

Ukraine Subsistence Farmers Struggling with Conflict Impact The results of a household survey released by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) paint a bleak picture for small-scale, family-run farms in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Skipping meals, migrating to find work, borrowing to pay for necessities, selling their household goods and vehicles, killing their livestock for lack of feed, planting less for lack of seed and fertiliser - these are some of the coping strategies of 230,000 families struggling to get by in the conflict areas of eastern Ukraine. The conflict - now more than a year old - has sparked skyrocketing prices for food, fuel, transport, seed, fertiliser, animal feed, and other. Read more...