FAO provides agriculture equipment to low-income smallholders of Kashkadarya region
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The FAO Representation in Uzbekistan continues to provide comprehensive support to rural people of Uzbekistan during uneasy pandemic period. Earlier on 11 November, the agriculture equipment was delivered to smallholders of Bukhara region.
Technical support was provided within the framework of “Integrated Natural Resources Management in Drought-prone and Salt-affected Agricultural Production Systems in Central Asia and Turkey” (CACILM-2) project, implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF).
On 17 November, the next equipment handover ceremony took place in Kamashi district of Kashkadarya region. 14 water pumps and 5 motor-cultivators were given to smallholders of the region.
It should be noted that water pumps play an important role in guaranteed supply of irrigation and the rational use of water. Motor-cultivators are also excellent helpers in tillage, including fertilizing and preparing soil for sowing, improving the structure of soil.
Within the framework of the project, it is also planned to build 14 greenhouses on personal plots of the Kamashi district.
“Due to the pandemic, food markets have faced certain difficulties, but it is the agri-food sector that must demonstrate the greatest resilience to the crisis. The representatives of the sphere have already gained experience of working in the conditions of the global crisis, now they are better informed and prepared. And FAO Representation in Uzbekistan is actively working on contribution to ensure food security” said professor Aziz Nurbekov, FAO National Consultant on Drought Risk Management.
The fight against hunger and malnutrition is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and one of the main of FAO’s mandate. This goal is also aimed by the project “Integrated Natural Resources Management in Drought-prone and Salt-affected Agricultural Production Systems in Central Asia and Turkey”.