Pasture in Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan: Common Resource or Private Property | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
July 2010
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
doi: 10.3362/2041-7136.2010.012, ISSN: 2041-7128 (print) ISSN 2041-7136 (online)
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© Practical Action Publishing

This paper looks at how recent economic and legal changes have affected pasture management and property rights in Tajikistan. Firstly, current trends in livestock numbers and mobility are compared with those of the Soviet period. Secondly, the impact of current land legislation is investigated using 2007 field data from two sites in the Gorno-Badakhshan region of the country. We describe the extent to which pasture at these sites is under private, community or state control and discuss the implications for sustainable management of this resource.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Sarah Robinson and Mark Whitton


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