The project builds on previous efforts to reform Tajik land legislation and increase knowledge of land tenure rights in rural communities, including the Chemonics-led Land Reform Project that ran from 2010 to 2013. That project worked with government stakeholders to reform policy and land legislation, increased access by farmers to legal advisory services on land tenure issues, and built capacity through training and outreach for lawyers, judges, and local government officials on land issues. The Tajik government adopted project recommendations, and in August 2012 a comprehensive set of amendments to the country’s land code was signed into law.
Such efforts have built the foundation for promoting further advancements in the area of land use and tenure. By promoting more expansive reforms and increasing government capacity to implement these changes, the Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project is positioned to help Tajikistan increase the productivity of the agriculture sector.
- Approval of a land reform strategy and implementation plan
- Increased awareness and protection of land use rights
- Increased capacity of stakeholders — including government officials, legal aid centers, and citizens — to capitalize on land reform