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UNDP Supports Development of Rural Areas of Tajikistan Through Capacity Building

“It was difficult for my husband to maintain our big family by working in the farm,” says Olufta, 35, a housewife and mother of five. The past two years have brought some positive change to the family…  


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…  


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…  


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…  


Saves Lives, Builds a Future

This story is about the hazard posed by antipersonnel mines located close to the pastures, hills and farm fields of the village Qizilpilol, Isfara district. The village lies on Tajikistan’s border…  


A Survivor’s Success Story, Sadafmo Rahmatova

Tajikistan is one of the 26 State Parties to sign the Mine Ban Treaty with a significant number of mine survivors and “with greatest responsibility to act, but also the greatest needs and expectations…  


Landmines affect communities

During the civil war (1993-1997) some parts of Tajikistan’s territory were contaminated by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). Dashti Yazgulom, an area in Vanj district of Badakhshan…  


Community Resilience to Disasters through Micro-Loan Supported Risk Management Funds

Tajikistan constantly experiences disasters. In many cases, these disasters affect a relatively small number of households. However, the high rate of rural poverty together with limited local…  


Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management in Tajikistan

Tajikistan is subject to a range of disasters, including earthquakes, floods, mudflows, avalanches, drought, and epidemics. Between 1997 and 2011, losses related to disasters exceeded $US 353 million.…  


Tuberculosis treatment is enhanced micro-loaning practices boost the income of patients

Saidsharif Pirov, a father to seven children – three sons with disabilities and two elder sons infected with tuberculosis (TB), resides in Chorbog village of Vose district. For years, the main source…  

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