Hundreds of thousands of plots of state-owned land are uncultivated at present because of the previous government's faulty land management policy, the ministry said.
The NFA has begun an audit of the properties which it expects to complete it by the end of August. Afterward, tenders will be called to use the land for longer terms. Until then, the short-term contracts will allow the land to be cultivated.
NFA’s aim is to give family, small- and medium sized agribusinesses to cultivate land in the framework of state commissioned contracts for up to one year and or the sales of lands. With this step, the government will create jobs int he sector and launches the reform of state property utilization, the ministry said.