Environmentally Sustainable Management of Rice Cultivating Zones in Ukraine

  • Vasyl PetrenkoEmail author
Conference paper


More than half the world’s population depends on rice, which is grown on nearly 140–150 million ha of land for a global production of more than 520 million tons annually. As for Ukraine, it is quite new introduced crop which has great potential in Southern Ukraine. But cultivating rice in Danube and Dnepr, lots of problems remain unresolved: the danger of secondary soil salinization, the deficit of irrigation water, there is no drainage water utilization system, water and wind erosion bring significant losses, imperfect technologies of crop protection, there still might occur significant technological discharges containing residues of herbicides, pesticides, and mineral fertilizers into the basins of the Black and Azov Seas. In the article below, we focus on capabilities that maintain soil fertility, preserve or even improve the rice-growing environment in Ukraine, and provide possible opportunities for sustainable land usage beyond rice monoculture in Danube and Dnepr deltas to avoid some adverse effects listed above.


Paddy field Irrigation system Ukraine Rice cultivating Environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Food Resources, NAAS of UkraineKyivUkraine

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