Press Release

FAO, WFP and MAPF identify farmers’ needs for rehabilitation of lands affected by war

02 June 2023

Farmers from Kharkivska oblast are invited to express their needs for agricultural demining and land rehabilitation through a call, opened for the State Agrarian Registry users until 18 June.

Photo: © FAO/Viacheslav Ratynskyi

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a new programme to support farmers with demining and rehabilitation of agricultural lands of up to 300 ha that have been affected by military activities from February 2022 onwards. The programme activities have already started in Kharkivska oblast, and will be expanded to Mykolaivska, Khersonska and potentially other oblasts.

With the new call, opened for the State Agrarian Registry (SAR) users, FAO and WFP, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (MAPF), are identifying the farmers’ needs for agricultural demining and land rehabilitation. Farmers from Kharkivska oblast are invited to fill in a form for priority demining by 18 June 2023. To participate in the call, farmers need to be registered in the SAR, and go through the link received in a message in personal profile in the SAR or via email, indicated during the registration in the Agrarian Registry.

Applicants will have to provide an estimation of how many hectares are affected by explosive remnants of war, and provide the GPS boundaries of the those land plots. The information provided will be reviewed using satellite imagery.

Along with the request, interested farmers will be asked to provide their consent to provide FAO and WFP access to the data related to their farming activities, which is already recorded in the SAR.

Applicants should note that this call is intended to estimate needs for urgent demining and does not guarantee any specific form of assistance.

The closing date for submitting requests is 18 June 2023.



Viktoriia Mykhalchuk

FAO Ukraine Communication Coordinator
(+38) 098 605 5061

Viktoriia Mychalchuk

Viktoriia Mykhalchuk

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