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Since Kyrgyzstan became independent in 1991, the government started investing in the agricultural sector for the economic growth of the country. State owned enterprises were abolished in favor of smallholder enterprises.

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Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?

22 September 2022

Conflicts have intensified across the former Soviet Union, now in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It’s a worrying and disillusioning development for the region. 

Land Portal and ILC Rangelands Initiative launch thematic portfolio on Rangelands, Drylands and Pastoralism

New film highlights women’s role in protecting the world’s rangelands and pastoral communities

1 March 2022

Rangelands cover 54 per cent of the earth’s terrestrial surface and provide valuable ecosystem services such as water retention and carbon sequestration. They also support the livelihoods of millions of pastoralists who turn rangeland resources into food and livestock products. However, in the face…

Villagers in shadow of Kyrgyzstan dam incensed by Uzbekistan deal

12 July 2021

The land transfer has fueled anger and rumors about Kyrgyzstan’s new populist leadership. Main photo: The Kempir-Abad dam was built by Soviet engineers in the 1980s. (photos by Danil Usmanov) Zholdosh Omorov says the news that a huge reservoir near his house could be entirely handed over to…



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Kyrgyz-Tajik Relations in the Fergana Valley: Trapped in a Soviet-era Labyrinth

16 June 2021

Recent border clashes between Kyrgyz and Tajik troops, which have thus far claimed the lives of over 50 civilians and military personnel, are the latest skirmishes in what seems to be an eternal pattern of sovereignty-related disputes between the two Central Asian nations. There is a case to be…

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Driving Change, Securing Tenure Innovations in Land & Property Rights

      A new series of case studies authored by researchers at Princeton University’s Innovations for Successful Societies program profiles recent initiatives to strengthen tenure security and reform land registration systems in seven countries: South Africa, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, Mozambique…