Agriculture is the country’s most significant export and helped generate 9% of its GDP In 2019.
Inayat-ur-Rahman, Business Editor
Dubai-based Hilshaw Group and Kyiv’s Tech & Change Management Consultancy ‘Green – Z’ have initiated the process to mitigate the effects of Climate Change on Ukraine’s $18.6 billion agriculture sector. The companies inked a contract whereby Hilshaw Group will conduct an impact study as the first phase of the process.
Ukraine is home to 41.5 million hectares of agricultural land, which covers 70 percent of the country’s total land bank. Agriculture is the country’s most significant export and helped generate 9% of its GDP In 2019.
“Besides being a business, we are passionate Ukrainians who believe in the progress of local brands and businesses as part of the nation’s progress. To be able to assist the country’s 9% GDP contributor would be an absolute honor. We are overwhelmed to have partnered with qualified professionals like Hilshaw Group to help navigate this mission to success,” said Zavgorodnii Dmytro, CEO, Green Z Consultants.
“Our alignment with Hilshaw Group is not limited to the Impact Study alone, but extends to the implementation of the mitigation strategies and plan as well.” He added.
“It is an absolute honor to be appointed to assist with a project that is perhaps one of the most significant concerns of economic and national interest to Ukraine. While the surface strategies to negotiate through the changing weather seem apparent, an in-depth understanding of future concerns alongside a robust, self-contained investment strategy is needed to mitigate effects and achieve the required long-term benefits through practice change and technology. In addition to cloud seeding, domiciled reservoirs, and networked irrigation, the impact study will reveal a complete roadmap not just to preserve but increase the agricultural sector’s contribution to the Country’s GDP,” said Lal Bhatia, Chairman, Hilshaw Group.
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