Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Investment and legal risk of administrative control of agricultural land transactions. Part 1

Vol. 16, Iss. 6, JUNE 2018

Received: 14 December 2017

Received in revised form: 16 March 2018

Accepted: 12 April 2018

Available online: 15 June 2018


JEL Classification: H50, P23, Q13

Pages: 1052–1064

Smirnov M.A. National Institute for System Study of Entrepreneurship (NISSE), Moscow, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject This article discusses the peculiarities of administrative regulation of turnover of agricultural lands in the Russian Federation and legal relations between owners of land plots and administrative bodies.
Objectives The article aims to investigate the main problems of regulation of agricultural land turnover and assess the activity of administrative bodies in terms of investment prospects of abandoned land recirculation.
Methods For the study, I used the method of comparative analysis of the materials of Arbitration court sessions, supplemented by expert interviews.
Results The article shows the volumes of agricultural land retirement and describes the main reasons for this process. It suggests a more active participation of the executive authorities in rationalizing the use of agricultural land.
Conclusions The article stresses the necessary to update the land legislation, increase the role and responsibility of the executive authorities for the state and rational use of land resources of Russia. The conclusions drawn can be used to improve the current activities of the federal and regional authorities.

Keywords: agricultural land, administrative authority, legal risk, investment risk


  1. Kryazhkov V.M., Shevtsov V.G., Gurylev G.S., Lavrov A.V. [The tendencies of development of the market of agricultural tractors of Russia in capacity structure and volume of realization from 2008 till 2013]. Vestnik Vserossiiskogo nauchno-issledovatel'skogo instituta mekhanizatsii zhivotnovodstva = Journal of VNIIMZH, 2014, no. 3, pp. 54–57. URL: (In Russ.)
  2. Meyfroidt P., Schierhorn F., Prishchepov A.V. et al. [Drivers, constraints and trade-offs associated with recultivating abandoned cropland in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan]. Prostranstvennaya ekonomika = Spatial Economics, 2016, no. 2, pp. 55–103. URL: (In Russ.)
  3. Kresnikova N.I. [State management in the sphere of agricultural lands utilization in Russia]. Upravlencheskie nauki = Management Science, 2015, no. 4, pp. 42–51. URL: (In Russ.)
  4. Linkina A.V., Lopyrev M.I., Nedikova E.V. [Environment-stabilizing and destabilizing lands ratio influence on threshold resistance of agrolandscapes and soil fertility]. Vestnik Voronezhskogo gosudarstvennogo agrarnogo universiteta = Vestnik of Voronezh State Agrarian University, 2016, no. 2, pp. 60–65. URL: (In Russ.)
  5. Ivanov N.I. [Proposals on the rational use and protection of agricultural lands in the Central Federal District]. Regional'naya ekonomika: teoriya i praktika = Regional Economics: Theory and Practice, 2010, vol. 8, iss. 11, pp. 34–37. URL: (In Russ.)
  6. Smirnov M.A. [The project approach application in the government program implementation]. Finansovyi zhurnal = Financial Journal, 2016, no. 1, pp. 79–88. URL: (In Russ.)
  7. Rykova I.N., Smirnov M.A., Gordeev A.V. [Wholesale distribution centres for decision of agricultural products loss problem]. Ekonomika: teoriya i praktika = Economics: Theory and Practice, 2014, no. 4, pp. 51–56. URL: (In Russ.)
  8. Smirnov M.A. [Increasing the efficiency of government program implementation through the project-based approach]. Finansy i kredit = Finance and Credit, 2016, vol. 22, iss. 35, pp. 37–48. URL: (In Russ.)
  9. Taismakhanov Kh.E., Abdulkadyrova M.A., Taismakhanov Z.Kh. [State regulation of land relations in agrarian and industrial complex]. TERRA EKONOMICUS, 2012, vol. 10, iss. 2-2, pp. 130–134. URL: (In Russ.)
  10. Umerenko Yu.A. [Prospects of development of the land law in the light of acceptance of bases of a State policy of use of land fund of the Russian Federation for 2012–2017]. Sovremennoe pravo = Modern Law, 2012, no. 12, pp. 65–72. (In Russ.)
  11. Vershinin V.V. [Improvement of agricultural lands turnover]. Ekonomika sel'skokhozyaistvennykh i pererabatyvayushchikh predpriyatii = Economy of Agricultural and Processing Enterprises, 2011, no. 12, pp. 66–71. (In Russ.)
  12. Linkina A.V., Lopyrev M.I. [Peculiarities of designing crop rotation systems in modern agricultural landscapes]. Vestnik Voronezhskogo gosudarstvennogo agrarnogo universiteta = Vestnik of Voronezh State Agrarian University, 2015, no. 3, pp. 253–256. URL: (In Russ.)
  13. Telesnina V.M., Vaganov I.E., Klimovich E.Yu., Chalaya T.A. [Some particularities of biological cycling in south taiga post-agrogenic ecosystems, and their influence on soil chemical features and biological activity]. Vestnik Moskovskogo universiteta. Seriya 17. Pochvovedenie = Moscow University Soil Science Bulletin, 2013, no. 2, pp. 43–51. (In Russ.)
  14. Engel'gardt A.N. Iz derevni: 12 pisem. 1872–1887 [From the village: 12 letters. 1872–1887]. Moscow, Mysl' Publ., 1987, 639 p.
  15. Amelin A.V., Kaz'min V.M., Lysenko N.N. et al. [Agrochemical and phytosanitary state of fields removed from agricultural production in the Orel oblast]. Plodorodie, 2013, no. 6, pp. 7–8. URL: (In Russ.)

View all articles of issue


ISSN 2311-8733 (Online)
ISSN 2073-1477 (Print)

Journal current issue

Vol. 16, Iss. 7
July 2018