How to bring European environmental standards for Ukraine's livestock production

Policy paper - analysis of harmonization of EU industrial farming standards in an Eastern Partnership state. Intensive livestock production has – as an industry of its kind – number of potential negative environmental consequences. Industrial farms are dependent on extensive agriculture using artificial fertilizers that significantly pollute air, soil and water. Also, management of the manure and waste waters are of concern, just as air pollution by the facilities itself. Together with our ukrainian partners Ecoaction we´ve prepared an analysis of the European regulation system of industrial farming and it´s comparison with the state of Ukrainian legislation. Examples, tables and schemes included. Contains the newest ukrainian legislation (up to 18. 12. 2017). We believe this paper will bring broader attention to environmental consequences of industrial farming in Ukraine and will serve local communities with examples and arguments when demanding better environment in their regions.

Authors: Vaclav Orcigr, Martin Skalsky, Milan Havel, Anna Danyliak, Vladlena Martsynkevych

Research adviser/editor: Yuri Urbansky

Expert review & consultations: Ivana Spelinova, Jan Prasek (Czech Environmental Information
Agency − CENIA), Jan Klir (Research Institute of Crop Production, VURV), Maksym Soroka (V. Lazarian
Dnipropetrovsk National University, DIIT)

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