Romania

Agri-investors stoke monoculture

With more savvy investors buying up farmland, land prices have doubled within five years and the result is mega-farms like KTG Agra, which owns 50,000 ha in eastern Germany, Lithuania and Romania.

Land grabbing in Romania

The Romanian NGO Eco Ruralis has published several fact sheets on foreign companies grabbing farmland in Romania, including Padova Agricultura, Riso Scotti, Generali, and Bardeau.

Romania: El Dorado for farmland dealers

The land market in Romania is left to chance, any occasional businessman being free to trade arable or forest land as long as they have a good lawyer or are up to paying a bribe to some civil servant.