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New study reveals extent of abandoned croplands along the front line in Ukraine

15 April 2024

Using satellite imagery we estimated the extent of abandoned croplands on both sides of the front line following the invasion of Russia into Ukraine. The total area of abandoned Ukrainian cropland is around 13,900 km2, of which 8,000 km2 (57 percent) is within the Ukrainian-controlled area. Around  52,400 km2 of croplands is currently located within Russian-occupied territory. Learn more:

Mkrtchian, A, Müller, D. (2024): Assessing the Impact of the Russian Invasion on Crop Production in Ukraine with Open Satellite Data. Ukrainian Analytical Digest No. 005, March 2024, 8-14