Prospects for the market turnover of agricultural land in Ukraine

  • Received June 1, 2017;
    Accepted July 5, 2017;
    Published September 5, 2017
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    Volume 15 2017, Issue #2 (cont. 2), pp. 344-354
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The problems of organizing the functioning of the land market in Ukraine remain unregulated. Gradually, they have moved from the economic plane to the political one, thereby exacerbating social tensions in the society. The current state of land relations requires immediate reforms in terms of granting the right to almost 7 million citizens to dispose of their property. Therefore, the issue of completion of land reform and the introduction of agricultural land market is a responsible step for the state and provides for the development of a set of measures based on the forecast of socio-economic consequences for the whole society. This step may be related to the transfer of land to private ownership, formation of a multi-sectoral economy on the basis of ensuring equal development of various forms of management, ensuring conditions for the efficient and rational use of land.
The authors emphasize that the draft laws on land turnover submitted for discussion do not specify the issue of transparency of the possible introduction of a free land market and contradict each other. They do not take into account the international experience of developed countries.

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    • Figure 1. Average price of agricultural land in EU countries, euro/hectare
    • Figure 2. The average size of a land plot (share) in the regions of Ukraine, hectares
    • Table 1. Comparison of the total area and the amount of arable land in different countries of the world
    • Table 2. The average rent size in Ukraine as of 01.01.2015 (Derzhgeokadastr)
    • Table 3. Indexation coefficients of normative monetary valuation of land in Ukraine
    • Table 4. Models of introduction of the land market in some countries of the European Union