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Tajikistan Community Agriculture and Watershed Management

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Approximately 42,000 rural households (31 percent above target) in 388 villages have increased productivity and assets as a result of small-scale project investments. Read More »

“Just ten years ago I could not afford to feed my family. After learning about the small grants program provided by the Community Agriculture and Watershed Management Project, we submitted a proposal to set up a turkey farm. Today my family owns 500 turkeys. Having turkeys allows my family to eat nutritious food from the meat and eggs that turkeys give. In addition, there is cash always available in the family from selling extra eggs and meat.” —Nizomiddin Imrohimov, a farmer and a head of the Common Interest Group from Jirgatol district

“To date more than 40,000 households in over 400 rural upland villages have benefited from the Community Agriculture and Watershed Management Project. The project is notable in Tajikistan for its participatory approach in which villagers play key roles in identifying and managing small-scale investments. Furthermore, the partnership with the World Bank has highlighted the importance of environmental considerations in agricultural production in upland areas, and is helping rural populations respond to global challenges, especially climate change.” —Tohir Ostonaev, Director of the Project Management Unit in Dushanbe

Man with WaterMaking Plans

Tajikistan MapBy the late 1990s, post-independence turmoil and civil war had left Tajikistan one of the poorest countries in the region. Read More »

The Community Agriculture and Watershed Management Project focused on household wealth improvement and sustainable use of land resources. Read More »

  • Farmers’ entrepreneurial capacity can be tapped through a learning-by-doing approach. Systematic small grants program coupled with facilitation and training builds capacity. Farmers can assume responsibility for sustaining livelihoods in financially and environmentally sound ways. Read More »

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Project Management Unit and Project Coordination Units in the Surkhob, Toirsu, Vanj and Zarafshan Watersheds, Jamoat Development Committees (39), Watershed Development Committees (4), United Nations Development Program: Tajikistan, Food and Agriculture Organization: Tajikistan Country Office, Aga Khan Foundation/Mountain Societies Development Programme, Welt Hunger Hilfe

Jessica Mott, T.V. Sampath, John Kellenberg, Juergen Voegele, Marjory-Anne Bromhead, German Kust, Arcadie Capcelea,Nandita Jain, Gregory Booth, Bobojon Yatimov, Daniel Gerber, Nigora Safarova, Shahridan Faiez, Alexander Balakov, Dilshod Karimova, Fasliddin Rakhimov, Naushad Khan, Shodi Nazarov, Norpulat Daniyarov, Allen Wazny, Kseniia Malenko, Hannah Koilpillai, Sohaila Wali, Farzona Mukhitdinova, Takhmina Mukhamedova, B. Koshie Michel.

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