Earth Observation for Ukraine (EO4UA) will determine Ukraine’s agricultural losses and environmental destruction

The war in Ukraine is causing a great damage to the environment and agriculture. Ukraine is an important producer and exporter of grains, oilseeds and sugar beets. Agricultural land in the country accounts for as much as 42 out of 60 million hectares. As a result of the ongoing war, goods from Ukraine will not be able to reach importers, most of which are listed as underdeveloped countries suffering from food shortages.

The accompanying high inflation and an embargo on Russian goods (including fertilizers) will cause a rise of food prices and, in consequence,  an increase of the number of undernourished people in the Asia-Pacific region, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa (according to FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

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