Lecture: Food (In)Security inWartime Ukraine
By Volodymyr Ternovsky
NEW DATE: Saturday, December 2, 2 PM
Thursday, November 30, 2023, 7:00 PM
Since February 2022, Russia’s extensive assault on Ukraine has led to severe food insecurity, impacting not only Ukrainians but also developing nations globally. Despite Ukraine’s ability to sustain its own population, Russia’s actions—such as blocking the Grain Corridor and destroying export infrastructure—have crippled the economy and hindered agricultural exports to dependent nations.
Agricultural economist Dr. Vlad Ternovsky will discuss Ukraine’s ongoing food production changes, focusing on occupied regions and the Kakhovka dam explosion. He’ll also examine Russia’s appropriation of Ukrainian grain, aiming to weaken Ukraine’s position in Chinese and African grain markets.
About Dr. Volodymyr Ternovsky
Volodymyr Ternovsky left Odesa, Ukraine with his wife and children in the first days of the war. He arrived in Saskatoon in April 2022. Volodymyr holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics and a PhD in economics from Agrotechnological University in Melitopol, where he worked for 18 years. He has also been involved in the agricultural extension service, working to implement international technical assistance projects aimed at the development of small and medium-sized horticultural production.