Blow to Ukraine hopes for agriculture as farmland sale moratorium seen extended

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

(Business New Europe – bne.eu – Graham Stack in Berlin – June 12, 2015) As Ukraine edges closer to default, analysts see fallout for the country from bad to mild. One of Ukraine’s key reforms in the path to transform itself from post-Soviet basket case to Europe’s breadbasket is to create a market in farmland. But vested interests mean the […]

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Agriculture eases Ukraine’s economic pain

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

(Business New Europe – bne.eu – Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv – April 22, 2015) While Ukraine’s steel, heavy engineering and power sectors have been crippled by the war in the east and the economic crisis, agriculture has become the country’s leading source of export revenue and the only sector putting in a positive performance. Even so, farmers are facing difficulties […]

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