This Law establishes that agricultural land shall be exclusive property of the state and of citizens permanently living in rural areas for at least two years. Allotment in ownership and transfer of agricultural land shall be prohibited to: (a) foreign natural and legal persons, and foreign states; (b) stateless persons living on the territory of Kyrgyzstan; (c) legal persons of Kyrgyzstan and joint-ventures; and (d) married couples if one conjoint is foreigner or stateless person. The Act consists of XII Sections divided into 36 articles: (1) general provisions; (2) right of ownership; (3) state registration of rights to agricultural land; (4) purposeful use of agricultural land; (5) lease; (6) exchange of agricultural land; (7) purchase and sale of agricultural land; (8) mortgage of agricultural land; (9) inheritance and donation of agricultural land; (10) purchase of agricultural land for public purposes; (11) expropriation for settling debt; and (12) entry into force of the Law. The state registration of the right of ownership to agricultural land shall be carried out by the authorized governmental institution. The state registration of the plots of agricultural land re-shaped without authorization shall be prohibited. Agricultural land shall be used and given in lease exclusively for agricultural purposes. Owner of a share of agricultural land shall be authorized to sell it exclusively to the owners of land shares of the same plot of land without payment of the registration fee. The buyer of agricultural land shall be Kyrgyz nationals beginning from 18 years of age. Maximum land area owned by a single citizen shall not exceed 50 hectares. Pasture land shall be exclusively public property. Private agricultural land can be expropriated for public need through purchase at the market price.
Amended by: Law No. 88 amending Law No. 4 on management of agricultural land. (2012-06-19)
Amended by: Law No. 156 amending some Laws. (2016-07-30)
Autores y editores
Gnetii, Vsevolod (CONSLEGB)