Capacity Development for Evidence-Based Land & Agricultural Policy Making


Towards open and evidence based land reform

Dec. 4, 2017, Kyiv



9:00 – 9:30



9:30 – 9:45

Opening Remarks

Viktor Sheremeta, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

Satu Kristiina Kahkonen, World Bank

GoestaLjungman,International Monetary Fund


9:45 – 10:30

The way forward for land reform in Ukraine

Moderator: Ludmilla Butenko, World Bank

Key principles of land market opening: Mitigating risks & increasing benefits

               Oleksandr Krasnolutskyi, State Geocadaster.

Beyond lifting the moratorium: Ensuring benefits from land reform are widely shared

              Klaus Deininger, World Bank


10:30 – 11:00



10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 – 12:00

How land reform can contribute to investment & development in Ukraine’s agriculture

Moderator: Faruk Khan, World Bank

David Michaud, World Bank

Elena Voloshina, International Finance Corporation

Taras Vysotskyi, Ukrainian Agribusiness Club

Iryna Zolotarevych, Cabinet of Ministers. Public awareness and level of support to land reform






What Government does to establish preconditions for a transparent & fair land market

Moderator: Denys Nizalov, Capacity Development Project

Olena Sukmanova, MoJ. Registering land rights: Recent improvements and prospects

Vitaliy Vavryschuk, National Bank of Ukraine. What is needed to facilitate mortgage lending in Ukraine

Markus Klingler, European Union. How the EU supports land reform in Ukraine


13:30 – 14:15

Lunch break



Protecting land rights

Moderator: Oleksandr Polivodskiy, Capacity Development Project

Denis Bashlyk, State Geocadaster. Land governance monitoring to increase transparency

Gleb Palienko, Bitfury. How technological engagement of NGOs and civil society can ensure integrity of land rights

Dmytro Lyakh, Human Rights Ombudsman. How to create awareness & ensure rights can be enforced

Iaroslav Gregirchak, Deputy Business ombudsman, How to protect land users’ rights during the transition period

Mikhail Sokolov, All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council. Anti-raider initiatives to address the vulnerabilities of agro business


15:15 – 15:30


15:30 - 16:30



Ensuring availability of land finance

Moderator: Dmytro Glinsky

Oleg Nivievskiy, Capacity Development Project. Assessment of demand for land and land finance

Leah Soroka, International Finance Corporation. Addressing capacity constraints on the demand and supply side of land finance

Yuriy Apalkov, Association of farmers & land owners. Demand for finance by small farmers

Inga Balžekaitė, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Experience of Eastern European countries in establishing partial credit guarantee schemes and supporting small producers



Coffee break



Facilitating transparent and effective use of state land

Moderator: Vadym Bodaiev, Federation of Agricultural Employers

Denys Nizalov, Capacity Development Project. Using cadastral records & satellite imagery to identify land in the shadows

Leonid Kozachenko, Member of Parliament of Ukraine. Prospects for transferring of state land to communal ownership

Vadym Ivchenko, Member of Parliament of Ukraine. Decentralization of land governance

Sergiy Kubakh, USAID ARDS Project. Results of the land management plan elaboration in Kipti

Andriy Martyn, Land Union. Challenges with inventory and registration of state and communal land



Closing remarks

Klaus Deininger, World Bank

Christian Ben Hell, European Union


Participants: High level government officials (MoA, MoF, NBU, MoJ, Geocadaster), WBG, EU, IMF, USAID, EBRD, Embassies, MPs, land experts, agricultural producers, associations, development projects