Pasture law

Published: September 2019
Last edited: September 2019

While pasture management planning and pasture management techniques are very important for sustainable management of the resource, the legal framework has to be in place to enable its sustainable implementation. 

Since the pasture law in Tajikistan has been adopted in 2013, its implementation has been lacking behind. In 2018 the government has established a new working group to improve the pasture law. The project supported a pasture biodiversity expert as well as a legal expert to provide additional expertise to the governmental working group. After several review cycles, the law has been adopted in 2019. Currently,  a number of by-laws are being elaborated. 


Legal and policy frameworks, policy advocacy
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

In order for a legal framework to be implemented accordingly, by-laws have to be elaborated. The project supported a number of public hearings during the elaboration of the law. Currently, the by-laws are being discussed within Tajiksitans Pasture Management Networking Platform, a networking platform consisting of pasture users, national state departments and international organizations. 

Lessons learned

General lessons learned are that a legal framework is needed, building the backbone of a working pasture management system. For this strong by-laws have to be in place. At best the law and by-law are elaborated in a participatory manner with the pasture users.