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2021

Expansion of wild currant and rosehip plantations and their processing as a source of additional income for the local population and environmentally friendly products on domestic and foreign markets

Tajikistan

Titre : Expansion of wild currant and rosehip plantations and their processing as a source of additional income for the local population and environmentally friendly products on domestic and foreign markets

Pays : Tajikistan

Numéro projet : TJK/SGP/OP7/Y1/ ICCA/GSI/COVID/2021/06

Domaine : Biodiversity

Date : en cours en 2021

Bénéficiaire : PO Opportunity

Présentation
Barvoz is one of the densely populated Jamoat in the Shohdara district with a total population of 3100 people. This is district belongs to one of the hard-to-reach areas in GBAO. The population for the last 3 decades mainly live by remittance and more than half of this jamoat, it is mainly young people and the able-bodied part of the population are in labor migration in Russia and other CIS countries. Due to the COVID-19, the majority of the migrants has returned to their homeland. However, these days they cannot go back to migration due to restrictions and tightening of the migration policy of Russian Federation. Nowadays, the lack of skills to use natural resources in order to provide themselves with the basic household needs is acutely felt. People’s stocks and savings are running out, but there is no income. Despite the fact that for centuries the inhabitants of these areas did not receive external assistance and lived at the expense of natural resources wisely andrationally : wise local masters and experts for many centuries ensured the hormonal coexistence of people, animals and vegetation of nature in this remote mountainous area. However, after people began to leave for migration, gradually folk crafts began to lose their relevance. There are fewer old masters and experts in folk crafts still alive in this area. The current project plans to restore and increase the area of the famous Barvoz currant (black sweet and dark red sour-sweet) and local rosehip (ahar), as well as to create a mini-workshop for 25 young women and girls from poor families of the Jamoat for processing wild and domestic fruit and vegetable crops and useful plants, as an ecological clean useful product and an alternative source of additional income.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF) : US$ 27,323.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 42,564.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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