Virtual Roundtable: Land Reform in Ukraine: Is Zelenskyy's Government Getting it Right?

Research event Invitation only Recording
14 May 2020 — 12:00PM TO 1:30PM
Ukraine is known as the ‘breadbasket of Europe’ thanks to its grain exports. On March 31, the Ukrainian parliament passed a landmark law ending a 19-year ban on the sale of privately owned agricultural land. Due to come into force in July 2021, the law applies to 41.5 million hectares of farmland and economists predict substantial economic gains from this liberalization.
This event discusses the impact of the law on Ukraine’s agricultural sector and food security. How can the government best implement this reform and ensure that small and medium-sized agricultural companies increase their productivity? What does this change mean for Ukraine’s capacity to export grain? Can the country’s food supply withstand crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic? What role could foreign direct investors play in boosting production?


Ihor Petrashko, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, UkraineAndriy Dykun, Chair, Ukrainian Agricultural CouncilVadim Tolpeco, Ukrlandfarming Plc
Chair: Orysia Lutsevych, Research Fellow and Manager, Ukraine Forum, Chatham House

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