Shown here, a member of a dehkan farm reads land information materials provided by the Tajikistan Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project (LRFRP) as part of an educational tour of the Sughd region. Dehkan farms are small, privately owned farms that have emerged in the former Soviet republic to replace the collective farming system. They are owned by individuals or families, for both household consumption and sale at local markets.
Tajikistan LRFRP supports the continuing progress of dehkan farm restructuring and empowers citizens of Khatlon Province to exercise their property rights. The project focuses on policy and legal development as well as expanding awareness of land-use rights among rural government and citizen stakeholders. LRFRP facilitates acquisition of land-use certificates and builds government capacity to effectively develop, monitor, and implement the land reform process.
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