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Land Lease Auctions Boost Local Government Transparency, Income in Tajikistan

When Tajikistan achieved independence in 1991, local governments managed up to 35 percent of agricultural land. Leasing state land was complicated, inefficient, and time-consuming. Farmers had unequal access to land and information — it was often unclear why some farmers received land but not others. As a result, leasing land failed to raise income for…Read More

After 10 Years, Female Farmer Wins Land Share in Court in Tajikistan

In Khatlon Province, Tajikistan, more female farmers are learning of their land rights and seek to exercise and defend those rights. Through the Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity, tashabbuskors — community activists — and Legal Aid Center (LAC) lawyers support female farmers in the province in 12 target districts. In Dusti District, Nuri…Read More

Tackling Threats from Illegal Mining

By: Jeffrey Haeni, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment Around the world, at least 40 million people, mostly poor, work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). Though it is typically informal in nature and workers often labor under difficult conditions, ASM accounts for approximately 20 percent of the world’s production…Read More

Making History

USAID supports first land auction in Tajikistan By Krystyna Solarana, Communications Specialist, USAID’s Tajikistan Country Office In a brightly-lit room in southwest Tajikistan in late September, 30 men and women gathered to bid on land use rights in the country’s first-ever public land auction. Transferring land use rights from the state to private individuals, in…Read More

The First Land Auction in Tajikistan

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…Read More

Securing Her Land Rights in Tajikistan

Salomat Choriea Breaks the Mold This blog post was originally published on Chemonics Impact Stories. At age 16, Salomat Chorieva started her first job on a farm in Tajikistan. She endured harsh working conditions, growing cotton and wheat on 700 square meters of farmland. She handed over all her harvests to the head of the…Read More