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Land inspectors renew the verifications
Conducting reforms in the land sector involves not only the abolition of the moratorium or land decentralization, but also ensuring proper control over land use. This year the resumption of the State Land Cadastre inspector’s verifications suggests that it is expected not only to return the control but also to intensify.more
International trade: return to free-trade zone in pursuit of growth
Today, even the "fortresses" of democracy are becoming victims of political populism. The far-right nationalists or anti-globalist movements that are gaining popularity in Western countries, accumulate political capital and are supported by representatives of various social strata. Does this mean that we are seeing the beginning of the globalization end? Should we expect an intensification of protectionist practices and, consequently, a tangible reduction in the v...more
How to circumvent the moratorium: 5 most common schemes
The long-lasting moratorium on the sale of agricultural land has generated illegal and semi-legal schemes for its circumvention, and with each passing year their number only increases. Below are the 5 most popular methods that are used for circumvention the moratorium and development of land bank.more
7 typical misconceptions of the Ukrainian "agrarian experts"
Practically all inhabitants of the country understand how Ukrainian agriculture and agrarian politics work. This is connected not only with the rich history of agriculture in Ukraine, because many other states of Europe can also show off about their history (for example France), but also with our Soviet past, and first of all the Holodomor and a constant deficit of products. For the past 25 years, most of the people of independent Ukraine have protected themselves from e...more
Stable development: Does Ukraine need it?
I would like to start a discussion that has been brewing in Ukraine for several years and in recent times, with development of society and agricultural sector, is becoming clearly expressed. Every year in late March in Brussels FFA 2017 is held where industry leaders, scientists, ministers, representatives of non-governmental organizations dispute about the future of agriculture trying to balance two main...more
How Rada can ease life of the food producers
Last year Ukraine should have introduced equivalent to the European system of state control over the food market operators. This requirement is stipulated by the EU Association Agreement. It is essential for export of the Ukrainian animal products to the markets of not only the EU but also other countries in the world. And still it has not been implemented due to lack of necessary legislation. The relevant draft law is to be considered in the second reading in Par...more