Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Aug.26 / Trend, H.Hasanov /
The UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) are holding workshops to conserve biodiversity in the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan.
A workshop on backyard poultry farming and cattle-breeding is being held for residents in Belek, Gyzylsuv, Garagel and Chekishlyar in Turkmenistan's Balkan province.
According to a U.N. press release, poultry farming and cattle-breeding are alternative methods of farming that may help to conserve biological diversity in the Caspian Sea.
The The UNDP/GEF project on the "Conservation and Sustainable Use of Globally Significant Biological Diversity in the Hazar Nature Reserve on the Caspian Sea Coast" started in 2006. The project is implemented in partnership with the Turkmen Nature Protection Ministry. Its goal is to preserve the country's globally significant biological diversity by strengthening the sustainability of the national protected area system.
Experts informed workshop participants about effective methods of poultry farming and cattle-breeding, bird and animal disease prevention and treatment, methods to increase farming productivity, feeding trends, product quality and how to hold market research.
The workshop was attended by representatives of local administrations, as well as employees of the Hazar Nature Reserve and the Nature Protection Department.