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Increasing the knowledge of Turkmenistan farmers about greenhouse farming

In the framework of the project "Supporting climate-resilient livelihoods in agricultural communities in drought-prone areas of Turkmenistan.

The project is jointly implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan and GEF Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF).

During the project, the organizations are training in the development of greenhouse facilities and worm cultivation on household plots. The training was conducted on 20-21 August in the Lebap and Dashoguz velayats regions of the country. 

The events, which gathered local farmers, representatives of the hakimliks (Municipality offices), the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, the Turkmen Agricultural Institute in Dashoguz and the Nature Protection Society of Turkmenistan, aimed at demonstrating sustainable practices and improving skills in the development of greenhouse farming and worm cultivation as a natural animal protein for breeding poultry in household plots.

The UNDP experts introduced an innovative approach in greenhouse farming by demonstrating the example of growing vegetables (cucumbers and tomatoes) based on the international best practices.

Read the complete article at The Times of Central Asia

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