Large scale Nordic land acquisitions in Russia and Ukraine

Oane Visser

Published in Journal of Rural Studies (no. 45, pp. 199-217) this article co-authored by ISS Associate Professor Oane Visser examines the poor performance of Nordic owned, publicly traded, very large-scale farms in Russia and Ukraine.

The paper investigates the impact of the financialization of agriculture on the performance, agricultural and otherwise, of such farm companies, going beyond a discussion of 'land-grabbing' to ask whether large-scale farming in developing country settings is even successful.