In its current form, the draft bill limiting individuals’ ownership of farmland to 100 hectares will make it harder for Romanian farmers to purchase land rather than discourage foreigners, said Laurentiu Baciu, president of the League of Romanian Farmers’ Associations (LAPAR) during a press conference today.

He added that some of the restrictions proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) in its draft bill – such as setting a limit to 100 ha and favoring potential buyers under 40 – are discriminatory. Moreover, the creation of a state agency which will be granted pre-emption rights to buy land which is up for sale will lead to market distortions.

Baciu is not the only one to criticize the measures proposed by MADR. The draft bill needs improvements, said Valeriu Steriu, president of the presidential commission for public and agriculture development policies during a conference organized by ZF today… read more

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KYIV, August 30 /Ukrinform/. The maximum size of privately owned land is proposed to be installed at a total of 100 ha, and the minimum period of the land use – 15 years. The right to purchase agricultural land belongs to citizens of Ukraine, the state, the Land Bank, and territorial communities.

This decision was agreed at a meeting on the draft law “On Agricultural Land Turnover” under the chairmanship of Deputy Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Ivan Bisiuk, the ministry’s press service reported to Ukrinform.

“We have created a working group to prepare a draft law “On Agricultural Land Turnover” and we invited to a discussion representatives of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry, Finance Ministry, State Agency of Land Resources, Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Ukraine, Federation of Employers of Ukraine, specialized non-governmental organizations and people’s deputies. At the moment, we have received their comments, and after discussing the draft law will be finalized. In case of removal of differences, the document will be submitted to consideration of the Cabinet of Ministers,” he said… read more

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