October 18, 2017

Lifting the Moratorium on Farmland Sales: Why Supply and Demand Must Balance

What would affect the balance between the supply and demand and prices?
July 31, 2017

What Political Parties Say about the Land Reform – and What the Voters Hear

How do political parties influence on the formation of citizens’ opinions about the land market
June 23, 2017

Prospects for implementation of Land Ombudsman. Position in Ukraine. Legal aspects. SUMMARY

The opening of land market is expected to expand the forms of disposal of land rights. Along with ownership and use, the implementation of land market will also enable landowners to sell, pledge, and use their land in financial mechanisms and otherwise according to the principles of freedom of contract and the freedom to dispose of one’s property – as provided by the Constitution of Ukraine, the human rights, and international legal norms.
June 6, 2017

Barriers to development of land mortgage crediting market in Ukraine and possible solutions

In order to identify existing issues and develop proposals for overcoming them, the study included the following expert-based work: a review of the current status of land-secured loans; an analysis of current legislation and the regulatory base of the National Bank of Ukraine concerning the turnover of land.
February 13, 2017

Foreigners as a scary strawman for Ukrainians: paradoxes of the agricultural land market

Prohibition to sell land to foreigners will diminish the cost of land, as it was proven by Canada. How is this issue regulated in different countries and who should fear to sell land to foreigners?
January 19, 2017

Why are Ukrainians afraid of agricultural land market and are these fears justified?

Experts have accumulated a lot of materialabout the advantages and risks of lifting the moratorium on purchase or sale of agricultural land. The benefits for Ukraine’s economy and citizens from such step are so obvious that currently experts are debating rather about a specific model of opening the market for purchase and sale of agricultural land(in particular, when and on what preconditions such market is to be launched), but not about whether Ukraine in general needs such market or not. However, during the parliamentary hearings on “The regulation of agricultural land turnover: in search of a Ukrainian model” in December not many participants advocated an agricultural land market: part of politicians continued focusing on the risks and ignoring the benefits, traditionally appealing to “anti-moratorium” sentiments among citizens and employing populist rhetoric.