USAID helps Tajikistan reach a key milestone on its journey to self-reliance. The first land auction on the leasing of agricultural lands emphasizes the importance of the new procedures for transparent and easy access to lands. Over the past 28 years, the Government of Tajikistan’s land reform efforts have made tangible progress; however, up to 35% of the country’s agricultural lands remain under state control. To address this, the Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity has supported the Government of Tajikistan’s efforts to establish a market system that allows for the transferability of land rights (buying, selling, and leasing rights). These auctions will also raise additional revenue for local governments for infrastructure restoration and maintenance.