Under Siege: Land, Farming, and Grain

Vitalii Atanasov

The war has drastically altered Ukraine's agricultural landscape, impacting not just farmers but the entire country. This episode focuses on Ukraine's land, agriculture, and grain in the shadow of the Russian invasion. We’ll explore how the full-scale war has affected the agricultural sector, the consequences of land reform, and the challenges Ukrainian farmers face. 

Join us as we dive deeper into this complex issue, analyzing the current situation and future prospects.

About Ukraine the Possible Podcast

The Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine is a war of aggression by a fossil fuel imperialist, so the peoples of Ukraine have no choice but to resist. In the podcast, we discuss the war and its impact, as well as the historical context of transformations, crises and inequality. Despite the tragedy, Ukrainian society has demonstrated its ability to dialogue and cooperate, and its potential for a more just, inclusive and diverse future. And this future requires international solidarity.

References for Episode 8: Under Siege: Land, Farming, and Grain 

1. Випробувані кризою, однак покинуті напризволяще: сімейні господарства в Україні під час війни.

2. Експорт сировини як національна ідея та наповнення бюджету

3. Депутати з «академіками» роками заробляли на державній землі десятки мільйонів доларів. Розслідування ЕП.

4. How Ukrainian farmers are using the cover of war to escape taxes.

5. Ukrainian Grain Exported Through Tax-Avoiding ‘Shell Firms,’ Robbing Country of Wartime Revenue

6. Понад 20% від експорту зерна здійснюють ризикові підприємства. БЕБ надало до КМУ пропозиції.

Authored by Vitalii Atanasov. He is a journalist and researcher, editor of Digital Capitalism and Internet Utopias, author of “Anthropogen” podcast. Lives in Kyiv, Ukraine

Design: Sofiia Bylym