27.02.2013 - UNESCO Office in Tashkent

UNESCO supporting rural inhabitants in Southern Karakalpakstan

UNESCO supporting rural inhabitants in Southern Karakalpakstan, @UNESCO

From 27 February to 1 March 2013, UNESCO will organize three training seminars for farmers in Southern Karakalpakstan to build their capacities in growing cash crops in specific conditions of the Aral Sea Basin.

100 farmers, specialists and rural inhabitants from three regions of the Republic of Karakalpakstan - Beruniy, Ellikkala and Turtkul districts – are expected to participate in these trainings.

The training will be conducted by KRASS (Khorezm Rural Advisory Support Service) in cooperation with the UNESCO Tashkent office in the framework of the UN Joint Programme on “Sustaining livelihoods affected by the Aral Sea disaster”.

Specialists will introduce the findings of the joint UNESCO/Center for Development Research (ZEF, University of Bonn)/State University of Urgench research project as concerns the innovations, cash crops, modern technology of growing crops on degraded and marginal lands, and efficient water management. The training is expected to give the farmers an overview of the various crops available and build their capacities in the most efficient ways to grow them.

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