Agricultural land investment in Ukraine

agricultural_fields_ukraineAgricultural land in Ukraine is one of the best mid and long-term investment opportunities in the world. While many arable land plots worldwide get deteriorated by intensive conventional (chemical) farming practices, Ukraine’s  black soils, aka Chernozem, have managed to stay much less harmed by humanity’s most dangerous and delusive “inventions”: toxic pesticides and synthetic chemical fertilizers. Ukraine’s diverse farming climatic zones provide an exceptional opportunity for fully-diversified, complete-cycle farming ventures with their own livestock, seed production and premium field crops and row crops production of export-scale harvest volumes. Continue reading


Odessa Portside Plant Privatization

odessa_portside_plant_ukraineOdessa Port-side Plant was not privatized on the September 29 despite the open tender which took place on the day as originally scheduled by the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers headed by Yuliya Tymoshenko. The State Property Fund of Ukraine declared the tender results void. Mrs Tymoshenko confirmed that the bidders did not adhere to the rules of the game and kept the bidding price as low as UAH 5 billion (around USD 600,000 million) having moved 1 billion above the original asking price of UAH 4 billion. Continue reading


EBRD and World Bank urge policy steps to boost investments in Ukraine’s agriculture

ukraine-agriculture-investmentUkraine has potential to significantly increase food output. Once called breadbasket of Europe, Ukraine’s soil’s agri-ecological potential is only used for 40 percent.

The EBRD and the World Bank called in May 2009 for new government policies to help boost investment in agriculture in Ukraine and so unlock the huge potential the country has to increase farming output. Continue reading


Opportunities in Ukraine: EURO-2012 and beyond

On the May 13th, teh UEFA named four Polish and four Ukrainian cities as venues which will host the EURO-2012, the European football championship. Yet,  the Ukrainian government is hasitating to capitalize on the opportunity, many Ukrainian football fans admit. Ukraine will have to meet very demanding expectations as for the conditions of the infrastructure of the Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, if it wants to host the EURO-2012 final match. Continue reading


EBRD supports Agricultural Commodity Production and Pre-harvest Financing in Ukraine

logo-ebrdThe EBRD is providing a loan of up to USD 30 million to Ukraine’s Desnagrain, a wholly owned subsidiary of French agricultural cooperative Champagne Cereales, in a move that EBRD believes will support the local [Ukrainian] farming sector. Desnagrain was established in 2006 as a spin-off from a leading European malt producer Malteurop, another subsidiary of Champagne Cereales. Continue reading