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.

Accaparement des terres: en France aussi?

Investisseurs chinois, russes, fonds de pension: de plus en plus de terres agricoles passent aux mains d'investisseurs et échappent aux agriculteurs français, faisant courir un risque pour la souveraineté alimentaire, s'alarment les Safer.

Romania: Land for sale

Due to the high cost of land back home, lack of credit, and a paralyzing bureaucracy, Italian farmers are moving from Italy to Ro­mania where it is easier to start a farm.