Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity
Tajikistan is pursuing its next stage in land reform: establishing a land market to ensure the orderly transfer of land rights.
During the last 10 years, Tajikistan has made great strides in reforming land legislation and increasing knowledge of land-use rights within rural communities. The Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity supported the next wave of reforms by establishing a functional agricultural land market that ensures the orderly transfer of land-use rights in the country. Creating a market in land-use rights in Tajikistan involves designing a simple and transparent land registration process, promoting market-based principles like land appraisal, and ensuring that the proper laws and legal protections that consider gender equality are in place. The project focused on Khatlon Province, which has the largest number of people living below the poverty line and a dominant agricultural sector. Through capacity-building initiatives and public awareness campaigns, citizens benefited from greater transparency in land administration and from higher incomes.