DUSHANBE, November 29, Asia-Plus - Land reform is one of the main problems of Tajikistan, Matlubkhon Davlatov, State Adviser to the President for Economic Matters, remarked at a roundtable meeting in Dushanbe yesterday.  

The meeting discussed issues related to changes and addenda made to the country’s Land Code.  

According to Davlatov, at present 70 percent of the population of Tajikistan live on a 7 percent income from working in the fields.  According to him, the country is currently reviewing its land and agrarian policy and further enhancement of the agrarian sector requires making changes and addenda to the current land legislation of the republic and adopting new laws regulation land legal relations.  

“One of the main tasks of the commission for settling cotton farmers’ debts is to project a strategy of regulating the situation that has formed in the agrarian sector and lay appropriate legal foundation for land reforms,” the adviser said.  

He added that amendments made to the Land Code provide for ensuring strengthening of land-tenure rights, development of market relations in the agrarian sector and introduction of new mechanisms of financing the agricultural enterprises.