ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Throughout Tajikistan, land, and access to it, is paramount to continued resilience and improved livelihoods of rural citizens. Agricultural output, especially from small to medium sized farms, constitutes a disproportionately high percentage of Tajikistan’s overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and represents an opportunity for continued economic growth for both the farmers and the country. Since the end of Tajikistan’s civil war, and more recently over the last decade, Tajikistan has made continued progress in its efforts to reform land use through the restructuring of Soviet-style collective farms, improving legislation to provide better access to land, and supporting initiatives to develop the foundation of a market in land use – an effort to allow farmers to put land to its most productive use.
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Chemonics International Inc.