Glauben, Thomas Belyaeva, Maria Bobojonov, Ihtiyor Djuric, Ivan Götz, Linde Hockmann, Heinrich Müller, Daniel Perekhozhuk, Oleksandr Petrick, Martin Prehn, Sören Prishchepov, Alexander Renner, Swetlana Schierhorn, Florian
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IAMO Policy Brief, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies 16e
Because of its enormous land and yield potentials, the breadbasket of the East, i.e. Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan are increasingly important for world grain markets. However, counterproductive market and trade policies, continual farm-level productivity gaps and deficits in marketing infrastructure consistently obstruct the breadbasket's production and market potentials. A prerequisite for their realization would be prioritizing market-conforming and export-oriented policies, as well as massive investments into spatial and farming infrastructures.