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Analytical Reports


Restrictions on farmland sales markets: a survey of international experience and lessons for Ukraine

Land market in Ukraine is yet emerging. Despite establishment of private property for land and 25 years of reforms, it is not fully functional. Its ‘rental’ arm has been the main farmland transaction channel for farmers and landowners. Its ‘sales and purchases’ arm is virtually dysfunctional due to the farmland sales moratorium that effectively prohibits sales transactions in the farmland market. >>> Analytical report

Land Prices and Size of the Market: What to Expect for Ukraine

It is expected that prices for agricultural land in Ukraine will be significantly lower than in most Western European countries but similar to prices in Eastern Europe >>>

On consequences of introducing a minimum duration of rental contracts for agricultural land

In April 2015 Ukraine introduced a 7-years minimum duration of rental contracts for agricultural land. The aim of this report is primarily assessing possible economic implications of this restriction, as well as evaluation of a decision-making process that resulted in adoption of this restriction. >>> Analytical report

Security of Property Rights and Transition in Land Use

Institutional reforms that reduce uncertainty and improve protection of rights are also a pre-condition for economic productivity gains >>>

Analysis of the legislative provisions for the land reform in Ukraine

Currently, there is no single comprehensive official policy document stipulating a framework for reforms in governance of land resources in Ukraine. A number of land reform activities are included in three normative acts and in the Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 2015–20, developed under the leadership of European Union Delegation to Ukraine. >>> Analytical report

Land Market: A Step Forward

Possible cancellation of the Moratorium on sale of agricultural land has been a hot topic recently. This articles describes inefficiencies of the current situation and prompts three versions on how it can develop, analysing pros and cons of each approach. >>>

Budget 2015 Is An Opportunity To Decrease Corruption In Ukraine Agriculture

In 2015 the Ukrainian agricultural sector will receive its lowest level of state subsidies over the past 10 years, writes Oleg Nivievskyi from Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting in his VoxUkraine op-ed. Overall, however, this will not have an impact on the sector, but it gives an opportunity to reduce corruption, Nivievskyi suggests. >>>