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A Farmer’s Confidence in His Future: Fostering Secure Tenure for Land Users in Tajikistan .

Project Success Story | September 30, 2020

Through the support of the Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity, farmers like Abdujabbor Zogakov are able to secure land tenure, spurring greater investment in farmland and increasing productivity in Tajikistan’s agricultural sector.

From 2016 to 2020, the Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity worked with the State Unitary Enterprise for the Registration of Immovable Property (SUERIP) to streamline the process for land users to formalize their land use rights. This included promoting key regulations, which led to national implementation of a single-window approach and automated registration system. Together, these reduced the cost and time required to register land by 50 and 30 percent, respectively. The project also raised awareness among farmers through local partners — such as a network of tashabbuskors, or local land activists — on the importance of registering land.