Whatever the reason for the current state of world affairs and supply chains, it is time to act and be as self sustainable as possible. At the end of this post I shall document some links to videos and how to use resources, however small. Follow them and implement them. An ounce of preparation can save a nation.
The Holodomor, also known as the Great Ukrainian Famine, was a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 to 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. The Holodomor was part of the wider Soviet famine of 1930–1933 which affected the major grain-producing areas of the Soviet Union.
While scholars are in consensus that the cause of the famine was man-made, whether the Holodomor constitutes a genocide remains in dispute.
The term holodomor may have first appeared in print in the Soviet Union on 18 July 1988, when Musiyenko’s article on the topic was published. Holodomor is now an entry in the modern, two-volume dictionary of the Ukrainian language, published in 2004, described as “artificial hunger, organised on a vast scale by a criminal regime against a country’s population.”
The Aftermath of Covid – 19 left its mark on most families, throughout the world, though each in a different way. Economically most countries and families had suffered losses.
The recent destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in the Ukraine bears great significance for the world’s wider economy. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture, the destruction of the dam will leave 584,000 hectares (1,440,000 acres or 5,840 sq km or 2,255 sq mi) of land without irrigation, turning them into “deserts”. In 2021, farmers harvested from this land about 4 million tons of grains and oilseeds, representing about 4% of Ukraine’s grains and oilseeds production. 94% of the irrigation systems in Kherson, 74% of those in Zaporizhzhia and 30% of those in Dnipro regions will be without water.
Even without the disaster, Ukraine’s grains and oilseeds production was expected to be down 8% from the output of 2022, and down 36% from the output of 2021 (the year before the war began), according to the Ukrainian Grain Association. Oleksandr Krasnolutskyi, Ukraine’s deputy minister of environmental protection and natural resources, stated that the floodwater has washed away the topsoil layers from thousands of hectares of farms and arable lands. “We will not be able to cultivate agricultural plants on this soil for many years ahead,” he said.
Ukraine is in no danger of famine. Before the war Ukraine harvested 50 million tons of grain but the domestic need was only 20 million tons. The dam disaster, however, will lead to lower farming revenue for Ukraine and could result in food shortages on world markets and potentially famine in poor countries that rely on Ukrainian grain exports.
Mykola Solskyi, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, stated that as a result of draining the Kakhovka Reservoir 11,400 tons of fish were lost, worth ₴9.8 billion ($267M USD). He said that 85 fisheries were destroyed — 49 in the Kakhovka Reservoir and 36 in the Dnieper–Bug estuary.The Kakhovka Reservoir served as a habitat to at least 43 fish species, 20 of which have commercial importance (with annual catches up to 2.6 thousand tons). It has been estimated that it would take at least 7–10 years to restore the lost fish stocks.
The destruction of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant has resulted in the loss of 350 MW of hydro-generation capacity in the region, which is enough to power 350,000 typical European homes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destruction_of_the_Kakhovka_Dam
Links to build up self sustainability:
Growing Onions with just a few small plastic bottles, great results: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyIGUkLBrSE (If you can find something which is not plastic – even better).
Using this method, You can grow potatoes all year round. Growing potatoes in plastic containers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxgW9WeBw8Y
How to grow Carrot Plant from Carrot tops to yield seeds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvhz7tP8lQE
Grow Tomatoes from Tomatoes (Easiest Method Ever With Updates): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23gT5g4k400
Photo Credit: Wikpedia – Severin Roesen – Still Life With A Basket