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Ukraine’s Other Land Grab

April 7, 2023
Al Jazeera: The Take

Ukraine might not look like a good financial investment after a year at war with no end in sight, but Harvard, Saudi Arabia, a handful of oligarchs, and the United States investment manager The Vanguard Group see it differently. They are just a few of the investors who have been buying up Ukrainian land – and its rich, fertile soil – en masse, while many Ukrainian farmers argue it should stay in Ukrainian hands.

In this episode:

  • Frederic Mousseau, policy director at the Oakland Institute

  • Anuradha Mittal (@Mittaloak), founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute

  • Lorina Fedorova, expert on sustainable agriculture, NGO “Ekodiya”(Ecoaction)

  • Roman Gryshyna, CEO of Travelite MICE&Travel Ukraine

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Amy Walters and our host, Malika Bilal. Chloe K. Li, Miranda Lin and Khaled Soltan fact-checked this episode.

Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Munera al Dosari and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers.

Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer and Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.