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Tajikistan

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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Land Area
13,879,000 ha
GDP/Capita
3,903.3 USD

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Depleted land needs more water, which is already insufficient across much of Central Asia

Central Asia’s poorest farmers know the value of their land

8 March 2023

Farmland and pastures across Central Asia are far less productive after decades of monocropping

Kyrgyzstan: The dashed dreams of a man who loved his land

7 October 2022

A man who tried against all odds to build a successful business on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border was killed in fighting last month. Matisa Nadyrov told Eurasianet of his dreams just a few months ago.

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. 

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…