Beneficiary Stories

Turkmenistan: Abdylvahyp Halimberdiev

With Adaptation Fund finance, residents of three communities in Turkmenistan – stretching across desert, oasis and dry mountains – are working to increase resilience to climate change by implementing water efficiency and irrigation measures, and developing water user associations benefiting over 30,000 farmers.

Preserving and restoring ecosystems taking expected climate change risks into account, with the ultimate purpose of ensuring the well-being of communities, is a priority for the Government of Turkmenistan. To achieve this, the project is working to strengthen water management practices at both local and national levels in response to climate change-induced water scarcity.

“Improvement of irrigation techniques and promotion of new innovative technologies should be continued in areas such as Nohur, where farmers mostly depend on water mudflows, temporary and permanent springs and streams and water pumped from the ground wells, some of which need reconstruction,”

said Abdylvahyp Halimberdiev, a farmer in the Nohur region that benefited from the Adaptation Fund-financed UNDP-supported Addressing Climate Change Risks to Farming Systems in Turkmenistan at the National and Community Level project.

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