Draft law "On agricultural land circulation" was discussed at Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

30.08.2013 11:00

Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine proposes to give a right to purchase agricultural land only to citizens, the State Land Bank and local communities. The maximum size of private land ownership will be 100 hectares and the minimum rental period - 15 years. This decision was agreed yesterday at a meeting chaired by the First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Ivan Bisyuk.

 "We have established a working group to prepare the draft law "On agricultural land circulation" and invited the Minister of Finance, representatives of the State Land Agency, AMC, NAAS, Federation of Employers, NGOs, MPs to discuss this issue. Taking into account their comments we will complete the draft law and send it to the Cabinet of Ministers," said Ivan Bisyuk.

The participants discussed a number of fundamental issues of this bill. Thus, the bill provides a right to purchase land only to the state, local communities, the State Land Bank and the citizens of Ukraine. The second point is clear conditions for citizens who buy the farmland. The third one is publicity of land buyers and sellers.

Besides, the participants discussed the limitation of the size of private ownership of land to the amount of 100 hectares. The bill provides the establishment of lease conditions according to the antimonopoly laws. It is planned to set 15 years as a minimum rental period.


Press Service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food