Many of the boundaries between the Central Asian countries of the Former Soviet Union have never been demarcated. In some areas of the region, neighbors in the same village may have different nationalities and different passports. They each follow their respective country’s laws, with each country claiming the territory as their own. Likewise, many countries in the region have disputed claims to pastureland and water, two critical resources in Central Asia.

As the population in Central Asia continues to grow, resources become even more scarce. Without strong laws and policies to govern use, show boundaries around resources, and determine who can use those resources, conflict is inevitable.

Past programs include:

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyz Republic agricultural factor market research workshop.


Landesa participated as a consultant in a research workshop on the impact of farm restructuring on land, labor, and financial markets. Analyzed Uzbek land legislation, conducted field research, and provided comparative information on the Kyrgyz Republic. Wrote a paper regarding the Uzbek land legislation and its impact on farm restructuring and land markets. January 1998 to February 1998.