FAO built and donated 20 greenhouses in Bukhara region
20 January 2021
- The FAO office in Uzbekistan donated 20 small greenhouses to the owners of households in Bukhara district of Bukhara 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”) implemented with the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the socio-economic response to the global crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
– Our goal is to improve the livelihoods of people. Owners can receive from 10 to 30 million sums per year as profits, If the greenhouses are managed effectively. Now, the most important task is to introduce proper work in greenhouses. Therefore, we visited all the greenhouse owners, provided them with recommendations regarding the sowing of vegetable crops, - Aziz Nurbekov, FAO National Consultant on Drought Risk Management.
– I am grateful to FAO for this opportunity. Thanks for the installation of this greenhouse, we are employed now and have a lot of plans. We have already sown garlic, spinach, dill, coriander, radishes and green onions. We plan to harvest the first crop in mid-March. Then, having made a profit, we will expand our work by building another greenhouse, - Sanjar Rakhimov, a resident of Bukhara district 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 people of Bukhara and Kashkadaryo regions.