UNESCO supports capacity building of specialists and farmers from Karakalpakstan in sustainable development and use of extension materials.
Within the frame of the 2012-2014 UN Joint Prorgamme «Sustaining Livelihoods Affected by the Aral Sea Disaster», financed by the UN Human Security Trust Fund, UNESCO-Tashkent Office has supported the Khorezm Rural Advisory Support Service (KRASS) in conducting a training course for 18 specialists and farmers from three selected Southern districts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan, namely Beruniy, Ellikkala and Turtkul.
The goal of the training was to educate participants on the key aspects of sustainable development and environmental protection through the efficient use of the natural resources of the concerned region of Uzbekistan. Moreover, new extension methods for improving water and soil management, increasing sol fertility and plant nutrition have been presented.
The 4-day training took place in Urgench, Uzbekistan from 26 November 2013 to 29 November 2013, and it shared the outcomes and lessons learned in the framework of the UNESCO/ZEF project implemented between 2002 and 2012.
The set of improved practices to cope with land degradation issues has been disseminated during the training. It is expected that the technology packages, to be used by farmers in the three selected districts of Karakalpakstan.
The short training course has also been conducted to the students of Urgench State University at UNESCO Chair for sustainable development introducing to students and professors 4 interactive learning modules, which explains the theory of sustainable development concept, as well as contemporary best practices of water and land management. The concept of sustainable development has been presented through the perspectives of rational use of natural resources.
For further information, please contact Mr. Alexandr Osipov, Science Officer of the <a name="_GoBack"></a>UNESCO-Tashkent Office at a.osipov(at)unesco.org
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