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Ukraine: Meat sector review

Meat is one of the fastest growing agricultural commodities in the world: in the last 50 years, production has grown by 300 percent. Meat demand is mainly driven by increasing incomes and changes in consumer preferences; and these effects can be clearly seen in Ukraine, where meat production increased by 39 percent in terms of volume from 2005 to 2010. While the Ukrainian meat market has good potential for growth, however, it also faces various sector constraints.

Under the cooperation between FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the FAO Investment Centre has published a review of the meat sector in Ukraine. The review provides an in-depth analysis of the country’s meat sector from 2005 to 2010 and gives recommendations for future national policies.

The publication is intended for policymakers and potential investors to understand the constraints and growth potential of Ukraine’s meat sector. It concludes with a number of recommendations to the Ukrainian government, including a refocus on education and training, a better integration of the meat supply chain, a better enforcement of environmental and food safety regulations, and fewer administrative barriers. This is one in a series of two meat sector reviews conducted by the Investment Centre; the second one is on the Russian Federation and will be published in late spring 2014.