Located in Central Asia, Tajikistan is a post-conflict, post-Soviet country with significant food security needs: Almost half the population lives below the national poverty line and many women and children are undernourished.
Yet there is tremendous opportunity for improving agriculture and nutrition through the Tajik government’s leadership and partnership with development partners, the private sector, and other stakeholders. Seventy-three percent of Tajikistan’s population lives in rural areas, a majority of whom is engaged in agriculture. Across the country, agriculture accounts for 75 percent of employment and over a quarter of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Results by the numbers*
The Government of Tajikistan is committed to implementing a progressive set of agricultural reforms to address food security and nutrition. Its food security strategy is reflected in the Agrarian Policy Concept and Food Security, the Agriculture Investment Plan, and other documents and laws. With donor support, the government is building on this work to develop a focused land, water and agrarian reform program.
In partnership with the international community, the Government of Tajikistan is advancing reforms that will ensure that farmers have secure and marketable land-use rights, allow farmers to make market-driven decisions, increase the role for community-based water users’