Problems of Rational Agricultural Land Use in the Ukraine

Viktor F. Saiko
December 1995  [95-WP 145]

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Saiko, V. 1995. "Problems of Rational Agricultural Land Use in the Ukraine." Working paper 95-WP 145. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.


Ukraine is one of the world's most extensively farmed areas; 70 percent of its total area is devoted to agricultural production. With this intensive agricultural use, Ukraine is experiencing increasingly severe environmental and natural resource problems, especially soil erosion. Saiko outlines some options for a return to more natural landscape and vegetative patterns that would help restore ecological stability.