UaFoodTrade – Pilot project for the sustainable internationalization of Ukrainian research structures in the context of the globalization of the Ukrainian food sector
Agricultural value chains
15.11.2017 - 30.06.2021
The primary goal of the project is the further development and the stronger internationalization of the research and education landscape in Ukraine, in particular in agricultural and food economies.
The project consists of four closely linked components. First a joint research group will be created forming the core of the project and dealing with questions of embedding the Ukrainian food economy into regional and international markets.
In addition, the second component contains capacity building actions at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) in Kyiv, Ukraine. These include summer schools, various seminars and workshops that are also open to students and teachers from other Ukrainian research institutions and universities. Research activities and capacity building actions are embedded in a project office at KSE, the third component of the project. The project office coordinates the cooperation between project locations, more specifically Germany (IAMO) and Ukraine (KSE), maintains the relations to other Ukrainian universities and coordinates the fourth component, the conceptual preparation of project continuation. Establishing a chair for "International Agricultural and Food Economy" at KSE is planned within the project beyond project funding. Perspectively, a research center is intended to be developed from this chair.
- Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), Ukraine Website
- Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UCAB), Ukraine Website
- Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany Website
- Kiel University (CAU), Germany Website
- University of Missouri (Mizzou), USA Website
20 10 2020 | Pavlo Martyshev defended the dissertation for the Candidate of Economic Sciences degree. The dissertation topic is “Regulation of the development of agri-food production under the conditions of increased world prices volatility”. The defense took place in the State institution “Institute of Economics and Forecasting of NAS of Ukraine” in Kyiv.
07 10 2020 | Publication of the article on "Market structures and market power in the Ukrainian poultry industry" by Olga Polonska and Oleksandr Perekhozhuk in German language.
28 09 2020 | Maximilan Heigermoser presented the current status of his dissertation in a virtual working session within the fourth "PhD Summer School in Agricultural Economics" on the topic "Applied Time Series Analysis in Agricultural and Food Markets".
25 09 2020 | Within the framework of the IV Ukrainian-German Summer School for Agricultural Economics, Olga Polonska presented the first results of her study on market structures and market power in the Ukrainian poultry industry.
25 09 2020 | In the context of the annual GEWISOLA Conference organized by Martin Luther University and IAMO, Maximilian Heigermoser presented his current research on "Futures price volatility and political intervention: the case of Russian grain export restrictions" in a virtual session.
14 09 2020 | Sören Prehn presented current research results of the UaFoodTrade pilot project within the framework of the IV Ukrainian-German Summer School for Agricultural Economics.
14 09 2020 | At the opening of the IV Ukrainian-German Summer School for Agricultural Economics Olga Polonska introduced in her presentation the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO).
07 09 2020 | At the opening of the III Ukrainian-German Summer School for Agricultural Economics Olga Polonska presented the research activities and main tasks of the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) and spoke about PhD opportunities in the field of agricultural economics at the institute and at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
07 09 2020 | Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel restrictions this year, the Online Summer School III “Efficiency and Productivity Analysis 1 – Stochastic Approaches” takes place from 7 to 11 September 2020 as an online event.
24 08 2020 | Maximilian Heigermoser participated in the PhD course "Machine Learning in Applied Economic Analysis", which was virtually hosted by the University of Bonn from 24 to 28 August 2020.
25 06 2020 | Sören Prehn presented current research results at the IAMO Forum 2020 in Halle, Germany.
25 06 2020 | Maximilian Heigermoser presented his current research at the digital IAMO Forum 2020 in Halle, Germany.
18 05 2020 | Announcement of the course “Efficiency and Productivity Analysis 1 - Stochastic Approaches” as part of the 3nd Agricultural Economics Summer School for Doctoral Students in Kyiv/Ukraine from 07 to 11 September 2020
11 05 2020 | The 37th IAMO Policy Brief "Covid-19, the drop in oil prices and food security of low-income countries" by Thomas Glauben and Maximilian Heigermoser was published in German, English and Russian.
20 03 2020 | Announcement of the course “Time Series Analysis in Agricultural and Food Markets” as part of the 2nd German-Ukrainian Agricultural Economics Summer School in Germany from 13 to 26 September 2020
06 03 2020 | During the second meeting with Mr. Vladimir Osadchuk, the General Director of COFCO Agri Ukraine, Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk discussed the research questions and the results of the empirical studies on the grain economy in Ukraine and spoke about interests and possibilities of knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer between research (Academia) and business (Business).
05 03 2020 | During a visit of the National Wadym-Hetman Economic University of Kiev (KNEU) the project manager of the UaFoodTrade Pilot Project Mr. Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk met with the Vice Rector for Scientific Work Mrs. Prof. Dr. Larysa Antonyuk to discuss a wide range of questions on how to deepen the cooperation within the new research projects.
05 03 2020 | Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk visited the National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) and met the Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences Mrs. Dr. Oleksandra Humenna to exchange information and ideas about possible cooperation between Ukrainian and German research institutions and joint research projects.
05 03 2020 | Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk and Dr. Oleg Nivievskiy visited the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and met with Mrs. Dar'ya Cheredmichenko, the Vice Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee. During the meeting the results of empirical studies on market structure and price formation under incomplete competition in the Ukrainian agri-food markets were discussed and possible cooperation was considered.
03 03 2020 | Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk and Dr. Oleg Nivievskiy visited the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Kyiv and met with Mr. Erich Bistriker to clarify the open questions regarding the application for the establishment of German-Ukrainian Cores of Excellence in Ukraine.
02 03 2020 | Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk visited the Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the National Space Agency of Ukraine (SRI NASU-SSAU) and met with the Deputy Director of the Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU Mrs. Prof. Natalia Kussul and the leading researcher Prof. Andrii Shelestov. Afterwards, the researchers of the Department of Space Information Technologies and Systems presented the research project "Support of Land Transparency in Ukraine" (a project for development and support of the introduction of satellite agricultural monitoring technologies of the public sector).
02 03 2020 | Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk met the Rector of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP) Prof. Stanislav M. Nikolaenko and the Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work, International Activity and Development Prof. Vadym A. Tkachuk. During these meetings questions of deepening the cooperation between Ukrainian and German research institutions were discussed.