EastAgri is a network of institutions coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Investment Centre committed to improving the agricultural and agribusiness investment portfolio through information sharing. The platform focuses on Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus currently covering all the member countries of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Created in 2002, EastAgri has 24 institutional members and 200 individual users. Its founding members are: the FAO, the EBRD, the World Bank and the Central European Initiative.
The Soviet Union Destruction led to disruption/problems in Land Tenure issues within its huge territory and not only as Soviet Union had great impact also on the surrounding states and they had similar systems of land tenure. Particularly, most “kolkhozes” and “sovkhozes” were distributed among the villages who hold small areas of land which furthermore, cannot be utilized for mechanized agriculture.
Securing land property rights and implementing effective land tenure reforms that will stipulate increased production and economic growth in the country and the whole region, cannot be carried out without relevant state’s intervention. EastAgri provides appropriate information on its member countries’ Land Tenure and Land Reform issues that can be useful for several interested organizations.
Good land governance encourages people to create more wealth in the rural areas which has a positive effect on the total poverty level.