FAO built and donated 14 greenhouses in Kashkadaryo region
- The FAO office in Uzbekistan donated 14 small greenhouses to the owners of households of Kamashi district of Kashkadaryo region within the framework of the FAO/GEF CACILM-2 project ("Integrated natural resources management in drought-prone and salt-affected agricultural production systems in Central Asia and Turkey") as part of the socio-economic response to the global crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
The ceremony of handing over of greenhouses took place in the khokimiyat of Kamashi district. The new small greenhouses were installed in "Sarkash", "Badakhshon" and "Loyqasoy" mahallas.
“The greenhouse is modern and comfortable. We will grow various spicy herbs, coriander, garlic, cucumber and tomato. We do hope to work and earn income all around the year. I believe there will a be possibility to make an additional profit of 10-15 million Uzbek soums. Our family is very happy and grateful. This is such a big support for us in the current pandemic” - Muzaffar Jovkiev, the owner of one of the new greenhouses said.
In 2020, in order to support the rural population, which faced certain difficulties during the lockdown period, FAO donated 31 water pumps, 10 two wheel tractors, as well as 30,000 vegetable seedlings and almost 11 tons of mineral fertilizers to rural population of Bukhara and Kashkadaryo regions.