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23.03.2018 12:09

Muddy prophecy: a market for Ukraine’s farm land

23.03.2018 12:09

It’s not a stretch to say that Ukraine’s 40 million hectares of farmland is one of the world’s biggest opportunities in agriculture. Spreading from the grassy steppe of the nation’s east to the Carpathian forests in the west, Europe’s ancient breadbasket could feed one billion people—if used well.

20.06.2017 17:15

Kozachenko Supports Gradual Land Reform - UA.TV

20.06.2017 17:15

Ukraine is widely regarded as the ‘breadbasket of Europe’. Yet, the government, under pressure from the International Monetary Fund, has been cautious to opening up the sale of agricultural farmland to foreign investors.

12.10.2011 10:40

DJ UPDATE: End To Ukraine Wheat, Corn Duties Boosts Export Hopes

12.10.2011 10:40

Ukraine's parliament voted Friday to end duties on grain exports as of next year, in a move industry sources say will boost shipments from this year's expected bumper harvest.

05.07.2011 11:58

Cargill CEO: Nation should help feed world instead of shaking up prices

05.07.2011 11:58

Q&A with Cargill chief executive Greg Page on the gifts that nature gave to Ukraine.

Ukraine and Russia could substantially boost crop and food output if they lift export restrictions and open up more to investment, the head of U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill said during a Kyiv Post interview.

27.04.2011 08:59

Agribusiness losses mount amid damaging "Great Grain Robbery"

27.04.2011 08:59

Morgan Williams writes: Ukraine's huge potential is being unmet.

Ukraine historically has been called “the breadbasket of Europe.” Even this underestimates Ukraine’s potential. The nation today can be a huge “market basket” of high-value products, not a “breadbasket” of low-value products.

01.07.2010 22:47

FT: Investment climate will determine yield (Andriy Yarmak)

01.07.2010 22:47

Amid all the doom and gloom, one sector in the country’s economy has a bright future and promises high yields. Despite a deep recession that sent gross domestic product plunging 15 per cent last year, some budding domestic agribusinesses reported double-digit growth.

22.01.2010 09:50

Thirteen reasons why farm sector’s potential unfulfilled

22.01.2010 09:50

Due to populism and poor government policies, the pace of development is extremely disappointing. Ukraine has recovered its reputation as the breadbasket of Europe by posting record harvests in recent years, more than 52 and 48 million tons of grain in the past two seasons, respectively. Moreover, investment into the sector has increased sharply. However, I think that the pace of development is extremely disappointing and that Ukrainian governments did everything possible with poor policies to slow it down. Had they not, Ukraine’s agriculture sector would already be generating much larger harvests and at least twice as much value as it generates today.

04.11.2009 12:52

Soybeans To See Best Demand Growth In Grains - Goldman

04.11.2009 12:52

Soybeans are expected to see the “lion’s share” of global demand growth for grain in the coming years due to increased meat demand, Jeffrey Currie, head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs, told Dow Jones Newswires Tuesday.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Food Security conference in London, Currie said annual demand growth for soybeans is expected to increase 3.5%, compared with 2.5% for corn and 1% for wheat. “Yields can’t keep up with demand anymore, we’ll have to expand acreage,” said Currie. Demand for grains used for animal feed will drive growing grain demand and soybeans are a key source of protein for meat production, said Currie.

03.11.2009 10:08

World Wheat Prices Seen Doubling In Next 3 Decades - IFPRI Exec

03.11.2009 10:08

World wheat prices are expected to double in the next three decades, with an increase of up to 20% in the next decade, Joachim von Braun, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute, told Dow Jones Newswires Monday. Speaking on the sidelines of a Food Security conference in London, von Braun said wheat is the most “troubled” grain crop going forward due to an expected increased incidence of disease combined with a lack of yield increases.

27.10.2009 07:32

Russian Banks Count Pigs, Lingerie as Collateral

27.10.2009 07:32

When Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev’sOAO National Reserve Bank seized collateral offered against a loan from a cash-strapped borrower, a health quarantine was slapped on the security: 40,450 pigs. “We had a court decision to take away the collateral, which is the pigs,” Lebedev, 49, said in an interview in Moscow. The borrower, a farm near Samara on the Volga river, agreed “with the local authorities to establish a quarantine” against African swine fever. The former KGB officer is still waiting to collect the pigs offered against a loan of 100 million rubles ($3.5 million). A kilogram of live pig costs an average of 78.4 rubles, the National Meat Association says.


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