Ambassador Susan M. Elliott, Deputy Prime Minister Murodali Alimardon, and Minister of Agriculture Qosimjon Qosimov officially opened the new USAID Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project. Through this project, USAID supports dehkan farm reorganization and strengthens property rights. Ambassador Elliott noted that, “Secure land use rights are fundamental for improving the economic situation of Tajik farmers and increasing food security. Land reform should secure farmers’ rights to their land and encourage investments that will increase farm productivity and profits.”
The United States is pleased to commit $15 million in financing towards the Central Asia-South Asia electricity transmission project (CASA-1000).
U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott; USAID Central Asian Republics Mission Director Ambassador Jonathan Addleton; Mirzodavlat Saburov, Agricultural Unit Head under the Executive Office of President; Minister of Land Reclamation and Water Resources Rakhmat Bobokalonov; Suynhon Rustamov First Deputy Minister of Agriculture; and Rajabali Rajabov Deputy Head of Khatlon Province on Economic Affairs gathered in Qurghonteppa to highlight food security accomplishments in Tajikistan and to launch new USAID Feed the Future projects.
U.S. Ambassador Susan М. Elliott congratulated the Government of Tajikistan on conducting the first-ever Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) in Tajikistan.
Tajikistan Country Profile
Last updated: February 26, 2014