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Community approach to food security and natural resources

The 1992-97 civil war deepened the impacts of the transition to market economy on both rural communities and the protected area system in Tajikistan. The collapse of state infrastructures led to an overutilization of natural resources and the civil war increased the socio-economic hardship and ecolomore


Fostering Agroforestry Measures and Sustainable Livelihoods through Eco-Agriculture Micro-Loans

Managed by the regional microloan foundation (MLF) “Imdodi Rushd” established in 2009 under the Gissar Biodiversity project, the eco-agriculture microloan system has helped rural community members in four target jamoats – namely, Rabot (Tursunzoda city), Sabo (Shahrinav district), Khonakoi Kuhi (Gismore


New Opportunities through Renewable Energy

The Jamoat Burunov in Vahdat district, to the east of the capital city Dushanbe, suffers from the challenges most rural communities in Tajikistan face: the lack of access to reliable energy. Almost every winter, as a result of its dependence on unreliable electricity imports, the country suffers fromore


On the results of PEI issues integration into planning of local economic development through the Trust Fund

The population of Ganchi district comprised 144641 (6,3% from the total number of inhabitants of Sughd Oblast) as of January 1, 2011. Currently 9983 people (14.5%) live in the city, 131253 people or 93,2% live in rural area. The majority of women in this district is engaged in agriculture and has nomore

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