Since 2000, at the land markets of the countries around the world the process of consolidation of lands by companies has begun and gradually gained momentum. It became particularly explicit in 2008-2009 when land became a profitable asset for investment as a result of the global financial crisis. It was at that time that the phenomenon of “land grabbing”1 has gained extraordinary scales in the world.
Following are some of the brightest examples of “grabbing” land deals tracked by Land Matrix2 during 2015-2017. They illustrate the scale of the process on the example of the countries of Eastern Europe.
Author: Mykhailo Amosov
Editors: Vladlena Martsynkevych, Hana Zavorotna