THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL LAND PROGRAMME IN THE AUTONOMOUS TERRITORIAL UNIT OF GAGAUZIA, MOLDOVA: SOCIAL ASPECTS AND CONFLICTS Yana Yancheva


Author: Yana Yancheva

Abstract

This article presents some basic aspects of the National Land Programme and the process of postsocialist decollectivization in Moldova. Text addresses its implementation in the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia. The research focuses on a crucial conflict between the president of  Kolkhoz ‘Pobeda’ in the Gagauz village of Kopchak, on one side, and the mayor of the village and the management board of a competitive agricultural company, on the other side. The main aspect of the analyses is to study how this conflict reflects on the villagers’ lives and their attitudes towards the land reform and the kolkhoz.

Keywords: decollectivization in Moldova, National Land Programme, land reform, Gagauzia, agricultural enterprise, cooperative