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2012

Reducing Pressures on Natural Resources from Competing Land Use in Non-irrigated Arid Mountain, Semi-desert and Desert Landscapes

Uzbekistan

Pays : Uzbekistan

Focal Area : Land Degradation

Approuvé le : 2012-02-29

Organisme d’exécution : State Committee for Land Resources and Geo Cadastre

GEF Agency : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Description

To promote integrated management of rangeland and forests at the landscape level (focus on non-irrigated, arid mountain, semi-desert, and desert landscapes) to reduce pressures on natural resources from competing land uses and improve the socio-economic stability of communities.

Through this initiative, UNDP and its partners work to promote the integrated management of rangeland and forests at the landscape level (with a focus on non-irrigated, arid mountain, semi-desert and desert landscapes), in order to reduce pressures on natural resources from competing land uses.

The Republic of Uzbekistan is a dry country with a total area of approximately 44.5 million ha, comprised mainly of mountains (21 per cent) and flat lands (78.8 per cent), including mostly desert and semi-desert areas and less-intensively irrigated valleys . However, since independence, reforms have been mainly oriented towards the irrigated agricultural sector which occupies about 10 per cent of Uzbekistan’s total area. This means that support towards maintaining or improving effective land use within non-irrigated arid lands has been limited.

Thus arid lands under use in Uzbekistan face a significant and growing threat of degradation, as forestry and extensive pastures compete for land use. This results in significant direct implications for local rural populations, significant national implications for food security and long-term sustainable development, and global implications due to impacts on biodiversity.

The project works in two fields. Firstly it works to introduce best practices of sustainable rangeland and forestry management and the Integrated Natural Resources Management (INRM), with a planned scale-up in target districts of Uzbekistan. Secondly it works to develop cross-sector environment and in-country capacity (at system, institutional and individual levels) for applying integrated landscape management approaches in Uzbekistan’s arid mountain, semi-desert and desert areas.

Informations financières

GEF Grant : 2,363,600 USD
Cofinancing Total : 8,230,000 USD
Project Cost : 10,593,600 USD

Lien vers le site GEF (Global Environment Facility)

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