February 18, 2016

Restrictions on Farmland Sales Markets: International Experience

The moratorium was originally intended as a transitional measure that would lastfor 5 years. But since then, it has been extended several times and currently is set to expire on January 1st 2017
February 16, 2016

Impact of the Agricultural Tax Exemptions on the Sector Productivity

Discussions around agricultural tax exemptions have been in the focus of a hot political fight between the Ministry of Finance and agrarian lobby for more than a year
February 6, 2016

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
January 19, 2016

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
January 12, 2016

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.
November 15, 2015

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.