Farm Restructuring and Land Consolidation in Uzbekistan: New Farms with Old Barriers
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Nodir Djanibekov, Kristof van Assche, Ihtiyor Bobojonov, John Lamers. (3/7/2012). Farm Restructuring and Land Consolidation in Uzbekistan: New Farms with Old Barriers. EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES, 64 (6), pp. 1101-1126.
In this article we investigate the potential for and limitations of land consolidation as a tool for rural development in transitional environments, focusing on the Khorezm region in Uzbekistan, Central Asia. We frame our analysis in a broader evaluation of land consolidation as a tool for economic development based on European experiences. It is argued that both the European tradition and the Uzbek case indicate that land consolidation as an isolated measure may trigger many unfavourable side-effects, and that in a transitional environment it requires even more careful tailoring of measures and embedding in various institutional settings.
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