Farm management rules changed in Uzbekistan

Business Materials 23 October 2012 12:50 (UTC +04:00)

Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 23 / Trend corr. D.Azizov /

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has signed a decree abolishing the Association of Farms and approved a decision to establish the Uzbek Council of Farmers and Farmer Council of the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and districts.

The decree on 'Measures for further improvement of management and development of farming in Uzbekistan' was published on Tuesday by the country's national press.

'It should be admitted that the current organisation and management of farming and in particular the activities of the association of farmers and its regional structures has little influence on the process of reforming and improving agricultural productivity and acceleration of solutions for problems in the farming area', the decree noted.

The main goals and directions of the Council of Farmers are to develop proposals for further improvement of legislation in the field of farming, organisational strengthening of farming, creation of effective mechanisms for self-management of farms, improving their relations with the state and economic agencies, strengthening of material and financial base of farms and ensuring reliable protection of their property relations

The head of state also adopted a programme of measures for the further improvement of the legal basis for the development of farming aimed at strengthening the economic independence and financial sustainability of farms.

Councils of Farmers have to be actively involved in the development of public and economic governance, public agencies in the field of normative legal acts and other decisions related to the development and functioning of farms.

According to the decree, the councils are entitled to sue for the benefit of farms and be able to appeal against the decisions of public and economic agencies, actions or omissions of public officials without paying state fees.

The document also sets out the order according which the heads of farmer councils will be included in regional committees on the granting and sale of land plots to farms.