Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ukraine farmland for sale

Some of the world’s best wheat-growing land will soon be up for sale because Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy plans large-scale privatization of publicly-owned land and businesses.
It is part of a push to make Ukraine more attractive to investors and tackle entrenched corruption. 
The country’s economy has been propped up by Western aid since the 2014 Maidan protests and the outbreak of a conflict with Russian-backed forces in the eastern Donbass region of Ukraine.
The late Herb Heimbecker of Parrish + Heimbecker once told a meeting of Ontario farmers that what he saw during a tour of the Ukraine convinced him that it has the potential to be the world’s richest wheat breadbasket.