UNDP Uzbekistan, November 24, 2021

UNDP in Uzbekistan and Uzhydromet sum up the results of joint activities on developing climate resilience of farming communities in Karakalpakstan

During the final extended meeting of the Coordinating Council of the Joint project of Uzhydromet and UNDP, funded by the Adaptation Fund ” Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of Uzbekistan “, the key results of joint activities were announced.

The project has been implemented since 2014 in the most vulnerable to climate change northern regions of Karakalpakstan. The date of the project’s official closure is November 30, 2021.

Representatives of rural communities shared how project activities have improved their well-being and ability to adapt to difficult climatic conditions.

So about 41,200 people, among them 17,663 women, apply the practices of climate-resistant resource-saving agriculture, such as minimal tillage, mixed cultivation of crops, feed production, covering the soil with crop residues and a number of others. 43,750 farmers, 39% of them women, use water-saving practices, such as laser leveling and drip irrigation systems, which make it possible to halve water consumption.

As a result of project activities aimed at promoting climate-resistant practices in agriculture, 57,875 people, 27,709 of them women, have been trained and actively use 2,680 greenhouses and hotbeds installed in pilot districts.

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