Foreign investors flock to Ukraine

Several international firms are farming huge swathes of Ukrainian land, with the produce being sent abroad.



    Once the wheat basket of Eastern Europe, Ukraine's rich soil now offers opportunities for foreign companies to cash in on growing global demand for food.  

    Several international firms are farming huge swathes of Ukrainian land, with the produce being sent abroad.

    It is not allowed to buy Ukrainian land, but thousands of lease deals have been made to create new mega farms.

    Critics have described the practice as a form of 'new-age colonialism'.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Western Ukraine. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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