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Russian Federation : "Kostroma hectare" in action.

In June, deputies of the Kostroma Oblast Duma passed a law on the free allocation of agricultural land to farmers. In the region, they expressed the hope that the "Kostroma hectare" will make a real competition to the Far East, and that the innovation will help to restore thousands of square meters of arable land that is overgrown with weeds. As counted in the regional department of agribusiness, the total area of ??farmland in the region is 860 thousand hectares, of which almost 580 thousand are already divided into land shares.

However, the rights are officially registered only for 235 thousand hectares, it is less than 41 percent of the land. Almost 60% of arable land and water meadows remain abandoned and empty. Under the new law, farmers will be able to receive them without bidding for free use for six years. Within five months, the law on the "Kostromsky hectare" became an effective measure for introducing agricultural land into circulation, which are idle,

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Publication:Mena Report
Date:Dec 26, 2017
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