• Eastern Europe beckons farmland investors
    • Farmers Weekly
    • 21 Apr 2013

    Farmland prices are firming across much of Central and Eastern Europe, as interest from institutional investors -- mainly pension funds -- begins to translate into transactions on the ground.

  • Romania has ag land investment potential
    • Ag Professional
    • 28 Mar 2013

    The potential for investment in Eastern European agricultural land is gaining more and more attention. Information is being dug up by individual commercial investment organizations to make investment moves.

  • Velcourt Group plans farmland investment projects in Romania
    • Bloomberg
    • 13 Mar 2013

    UK farm management company Velcourt Group said it’s planning to invest in farmland in Romania in a joint venture with Mintridge International.

  • Farm manager looks east in search of fertile investment
    • The Telegraph
    • 12 Mar 2013

    Britain's biggest farm management company is branching out into agricultural investment in Romania, believing eastern Europe offers far more fertile opportunities than those at home.

  • Reining in land grabbers or dumbing down the debate?
    • GRAIN
    • 28 Feb 2013

    Governments in a number of countries are trying to address concerns about land grabbing by closing their borders to foreign investors. Are these restrictions effective? Not really, says GRAIN.

  • L'accaparement des terres en Roumanie, menace pour les territoires ruraux
    • Ecoruralis & TNI
    • 27 Feb 2013

    A travers la Roumanie, les richesses naturelles sont les proies de convoitises et d’investissements massifs. Comment se présente l’accaparement des terres en Roumanie ?

  • Romanians confront land grab ‘scout’
    • arc2020
    • 21 Jan 2013

    As much as 10% of Romanian farmland could be in the hands of multinational businesses, but there are no official statistics to establish the full extent of the corporate takeover.

  • The faces of land grabbing: from Laos to Romania
    • Arc2020
    • 08 Nov 2012

    Romanian authorities have a history of giving up fertile agricultural land to foreign companies or Romanian “fat-cats”, all to the detriment of small scale, diverse, economically sustainable and environmentally sound agriculture.

  • La Roumanie veut limiter l'achat de terres agricoles par des étrangers
    • belga.be
    • 15 Oct 2012

    Le gouvernement de centre gauche prévoit soit d'imposer un plafond pour la superficie qu'un étranger sera autorisé à acheter, soit d'exiger que l'acheteur ait une expérience dans ce domaine, a indiqué M. Constantin

  • Mendillo returns to farms as Harvard vies for Ivy rebound
    • Bloomberg
    • 18 Sep 2012

    Since Jane Mendillo took over the endowment in July 2008, Harvard’s holdings of forests, farms and other natural resources in Brazil as well as in New Zealand and Romania have grown to about 10 percent of the portfolio -- more than $3 billion -- and she wants to add more.

  • Romanian farm land: a playground for foreign investors
    • ARC2020
    • 23 Jul 2012

    For years, Romania has been a playground for foreign investors. Drawn by the vast amounts of available land, along with prices lower than in the rest of Europe, more than 700 000 hectares of land are now owned by foreign investors.

  • Interdiction to sell farmland to foreigners difficult to achieve
    • Nine O'Clock
    • 21 May 2012

    The extension of the interdiction to sell agricultural land to foreigners after 2014 is a request that cannot be granted, says the Minister of European Affairs, Leonard Orban.

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