Monitoring of the use of agricultural lands in the liberated territories
This monitoring report was prepared to reveal the current situation in the use of agricultural lands in the liberated territories of Karabakh. In the preparation of the monitoring report, the facts and information obtained by various means (conducting surveys and focus group discussions among farmers, collecting information from Internet resources, collecting information through private individuals on the ground, etc.) were administered. The monitoring report revealed that the demined agricultural lands in Karabakh and the lands illegally planted by Armenians are now being used (given on lease) through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) under the control of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan (PA RA).
The monitoring report includes existing statistics and forecasted arable lands of the liberated regions, cultivated lands in 2020 and 2021, expected sowing in 2022, sowing companies, seed supply, amounts of subsidies provided from the state budget in connection with illegal sowing for sowing area and per product, establishment of tax, social payment, import duty and preferential credit mechanisms by the state for these companies, as well as the expected distribution of Karabakh lands among the population (those envisaged fro backyards and arable land), possibilities of carrying out the land reforms (change of ownership of a part of state lands to municipal and private) and the prevailing legal framework in this area were discussed in detail. The monitoring report concluded with recommendations based on the comprehensive results of the study and findings.
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