Will the long-awaited bypass road pave the way to reconciliation?
November 15, 2018
Villagers in rural Olyanytsya, in central Ukraine, are hopeful that village life is about to become a lot more bearable. After putting up with intense heavy vehicle traffic from the industrial farming operations of agro-giant Mironivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) for years, the company has finally finished building a bypass road to divert traffic around residential areas.
Complaints to IFC and EBRD regarding their investments in MHP
June 5, 2018
The complaint alleges that since the start of MHP operations in Vinnytsia in 2010, continuous odor and dust from a significant and growing number of facilities and the application of manure on nearby fields has made local life untenable. MHP activities
Tightening EBRD policies to counter Ukrainian agro giant
April 24, 2018
Myronivsky Hliboproduct PJSC (MHP), the Ukrainian agribusiness conglomerate owned by one of the country’s richest men, has been getting away with disregard for national regulations, EU law and the EBRD’s performance standards. Bankwatch is calling for the EBRD to strengthen human rights due diligence, as it revises its safeguard policies, to prevent MHP and others from misusing public funds.
MHP: ‘Business as usual’ while communities suffer
September 29, 2017
The massive loans by public banks for Ukraine’s monopolist poultry producer MHP have not brought the company’s performance and culture in line with the relevant EU and EBRD standards. Rural communities say that if it continues with ‘business as usual’, they face more violence and suppression.
Ukrainian civil society resists efforts to be co-opted by big agro
September 20, 2017
The controversial Ukrainian agribusiness giant Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) tries to handle community relations by putting publicity spin on the outcomes of a long overdue discussion with civil society.
Das Dorf und der Hühnerkönig
July 24, 2017
Ljudmilla Vdovichenko ist der Zumutungen überdrüssig, die sie täglich von den Hühnermastanlagen rund um das Dörfchen Oljanica, in der Zentralukraine, erreichen. Die Rentnerin organisiert den Widerstand gegen einen weiteren Ausbau der Hühnermastanlagen.
[Campaign update] Court confirms attacks on Ukrainian villagers are related to poultry business
May 12, 2017
The Court of Appeal of the Cherkasy region in central Ukraine sided with community activist Nina Martynovska from the Ratseve village who was brutally beaten because of her opposition to the construction of poultry farm facilities by Peremoha Nova, a subsidiary of Ukrainian agribusiness giant MHP.
MHP: Is compliance with Ukrainian law satisfactory for the EBRD?
May 9, 2017
In spite of massive backing by public financial sources, Ukraine’s monopolist poultry producer does not implement relevant EU and EBRD standards, and the EBRD has said it is satisfied that the company’s operations are in compliance with national law, w
Beatings, framings and industrial chicken farms: a human rights briefing on MHP projects and international public finance in Ukraine
May 5, 2017
Ukrainian company Myronivsky Hliboproduct PJSC (MHP) is a long-term client of both the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation. MHP development has faced local opposition in a number
Hatching discontent in Ukraine
March 16, 2017
In Ukraine, big agriculture uses unscrupulous methods to manufacture consensus for expansion and marginalise local communities – often with the support of international donors.