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Tajikistan is the poorest ex-Soviet state, albeit with a reduced poverty headcount over the past ten years. Over half the population reside in the countryside and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Though delayed by civil war in the 1990s, major land reforms have been implemented in recent decades, but legacies of Tajikistan’s Soviet history can still be found in aspects of today’s land governance.
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Tajikistan to boost climate resilience with $45m World Bank support

1 March 2022

Main photo: Dushanbe, capital city of Tajikistan. Image: Shutterstock/Vershinin89 The World Bank has approved $45 million (£33.6m) in grant financing to help Tajikistan to protect its natural resources and increase climate resilience. The project aims to support sustainable land management in the…

Taliban drive Uzbeks and Turkmen from their lands

14 December 2021

Over 1,000 people deported to Djausdjan province. The move favours their Pashtun supporters in northern Afghanistan. Tribal council convened to resolve the case. Tajikistan and Uzbekistan ask the Taliban government to address the ethnic issue. Moscow (AsiaNews) - In recent days the Taliban have…

The Taliban conquest of a thin strip of land could change Afghanistan

24 July 2021

When a small group of armed insurgents in cars arrived in a village in the Wakhan Corridor, it put a sharp focus on Beijing’s role in this nation shattered by more than four decades of war. Main photo: A Kyrgyz family in the Wakhan Corridor, a narrow strip of land that connects Afghanistan to China…



Due to the mountainous topography of Tajikistan, only around 6% of total land is arable

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New Country Portfolio on Tajikistan

7 April 2022

The Land Portal published a new country portfolio for Tajikistan as part of our Country Insights initiative.  The initiative seeks to expand knowledge about how countries govern their land, the challenges they face, and the innovative solutions they find to manage land tenure issues.  Tajikistan…