Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food (Minagroprod) Ukraine proposes that the Government increase the regulatory cost of agricultural land by 70% - to 19,5 thousand UAH per 1 ha.
"We assume that the normative value of farmland is expected to increase to 19,5 thousand UAH per hectare", - said Deputy Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food Nikolai Bezugly during the teleconference with the regions in Kiev on Thursday.
He noted that currently the standard cost agricultural land in Ukraine is an average of 11,3 thousand UAH / ha.
N. Bezugly believes that raising the regulatory cost of agricultural land will lead to an increase in rent for the land use from 312 UAH / ha (an average of Ukraine) to 560-600 USD per hectare, as its level depends on the regulatory assessment of farmland.
According to First Deputy Minister, Minagroprod completed a draft government decree, which involves the indexing of the normative value of farmland.
Previously deputy head of the State Agency on Land Resources (Goszem) Mykola Kalyuzhny announced plans to introduce a new method of regulatory and monetary valuation of land with a maximum of 1 June 2012, at which its value increase by approximately half.
Goszem planned this year to test a new normative and monetary evaluation of land in six areas, and since January 1, 2012 or up to June 1, fully recalculate all the land at the new prices.