On the turn of the year the former Prime Minister Boriss Lielchlyens
said: "We need a strategy that is not written on paper, but the hearts
of the people living soul. We need a future idea who live in our hearts
and which we truly believe, we need a big and strong idea. "
words! And this is moving lesson is relevant today. It has changed the
Parliament and heads of state, but to a large and strong future idea has
Not resolved the very core problems: a
terrifying demographic situation and mass emigration, but most of all - a
catastrophic rural depopulation. State leaders and institutions are
responsible for recognition of the existence of problems, but do not
offer any real solutions to overcome them.
As a farmer offered
the opportunity to the rural population, reduction of unemployment and
the demographic problem solution providing real state start-up aid for
young families, who move to the countryside and farming. Beginning of
support to give the possibility to later solve their problems in their
own, to become the hosts in their own country - Latvian, not to be the
I propose the following model: help me raise money to raise awareness of this problem and help local farmers in need.
I will take my ideas and propose them to the goverment officials:
region dozens of new Latvian citizen's family (wife under the age of
30, her husband of 40 years) free of charge to state ownership of 5-10
ha of agricultural land and about 3 ha of forest. Land as possible is
given to county / parish center or any other location where you can use
the county / municipality infrastructure - communications, schools,
kindergartens, public institutions, etc. The owner of the farm families
(let's call them yeoman) maintain their farms in accordance with the
State's legal status and local government established procedure.
Brīvzemnieka family legal status provides statutory burdens and responsibilities:
# Family-reared children (own or adopted);
# Land and on property situated may not be pledged;
If Brīvzemnieka family own backyard farms and are no longer able or
willing to continue to manage, it must be returned to the state, which
then transfers it to another date as defined in the countryside to move
interested family, adequately compensating for the previous owner's
personal investment in the farm. This compensation becomes the new
Brīvzemnieka debt to the state;
# Brīvzemnieka fences successors obtained the previous owner of the legal status and obligations.
Farm should be located as far as possible in one place. This would
reduce the cost of construction and to facilitate co-operation for
Brīvzemnieku based co - production, processing, marketing, etc. This
farm near term should be provided for agricultural and forest product
processing or other local conditions suitable for the production of
plant construction that would provide additional jobs. Plants should be
tax incentives and other motivational privileges. The state should
promote the opportunity for an adequate price to realize small farms
produced products. Cooperation of small producers should become the
natural and cultural environment friendly competitive large-scale
State is obliged:
# Land and building on its existing fixed-term tax-exempt;
To provide financial resources for the construction of buildings,
providing adequate bank guarantee issuing credit for 20 years with a
minimum rate of implementation of the project, as well as attracting the
maximum possible EU support funding;
# Guarantee loans Brīvzemnieka fence inventory necessary - livestock, equipment, etc. purchase;
# Pass laws that housing taken credit obligations permit to make the borrower's lifelong slavery.
# Provide key communications - roads, electricity;
# To provide free advisory, legal and economic assistance services, etc. availability;
# To develop a diverse range of residential, farm buildings and various small producer needs of the plant model projects;
# To support the establishment of credit unions;
# Brīvzemnieku provide guidance to the project and co-operation.
Adopt laws that further motivates young people to move to the countryside to farm and build a bushy family, such as:
Brīvzemnieku families of three children erased state 50% of the loan
from the state approved plan costs for four children - 75% of five -
# Woman for each child (including an adopted) Reared work service including six years with average earnings in the country;
# For each child reduces the retirement age of 2 years;
# Provide free kindergartens, primary schools free lunch;
# Successful pupils from families with three or more children, providing budget places in universities.
wall project implementation could start with four pilot projects - one
in Kurzeme, Zemgale, Vidzeme and Latgale regions, where they would be
the easiest and feasible and provide a positive experience for future
Opponents of this offer will name an expensive and
unworkable utopia. Of course, this will require considerable resources,
but the casting is the return that can be expected from this project.
Its aim is not just business, but Latvian nation an appropriate
lifestyle and all the territory of the country population. Prevail there
must not only be a productivity or the amount obtained. The decisive
here will be a productive life, home, family, children, job
opportunities ecological degradation of the environment and its
preservation, promotion alacrity municipality.
commencement of project implementation is not a serious obstacle.
Requires only an understanding and a willingness. Hesitation in a
situation where the Latvian people in his own country is shrinking
catastrophic scale, suggest that MPs and heads of state the extreme
The problem to be addressed immediately
and at the national level, the start of the initiative and taking the
guidance to the State President.
Andrew Lucan Burtnieki,
We will not forgive neither dead nor alive
Nor those who are still after hundreds of years will be born,
When the Sacred Fire, it is what our ancestors free,
For the motherland, for the people within us blaze rims.
No, we shall not be forgiven, that collapses father's home,
That overgrown lands that oaks are dying
That alien tongue Lokot brothers talking,
That we are helping themselves to its roots chop ...
No, we will not forgive neither dead nor alive
Nor those who are still after a thousand years will be born ...
/ Unknown poet /