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FAO supports Uzbekistan’s Kashkadarya region during COVID-19 pandemic

Uzbekistan Materials 15 January 2021 16:07
FAO supports Uzbekistan’s Kashkadarya region during COVID-19 pandemic

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) donated 10,750 kilograms of mineral fertilizers to residents of the Kashkadarya region in order to support the rural population during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Trend reports citing Uza.uz national news agency.

According to the information, some 14 new greenhouses have been handed over to homeowners in Uzbekistan’s Kashkadarya region under the FAO / GEF (Global Environment Facility) - Integrated natural resources management in drought-prone and salt-affected agricultural production landscapes in Central Asia and Turkey (CACILM-2).

The signing of the acceptance certificate for greenhouses took place in the administration of the Kamashinsky district of the Kashkadarya region. New greenhouses have been set up in the Sarkash, Badakhshon and Loikasoy quarters.

It was noted that the project became part of the socio-economic response to the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

In 2020, in order to support the rural population, which faced certain difficulties during the quarantine period, FAO donated 31 water pumps, 10 motor-cultivators, 30,000 seedlings of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, 10,750 kilograms of mineral fertilizers to residents of the Bukhara district of the Bukhara region and the Kamashin district of the Kashkadarya region.

“In 2020, thanks to FAO, many positive results have been achieved in our region. Our cooperation contributes to providing employment, increasing incomes for residents of the most remote settlements,” governor of the Kamashinsky district of the Kashkadarya region Batyr Togaev said.

In addition, it was reported that FAO will transfer another 20 greenhouses to residents of the Bukhara district of the Bukhara region in the near future.

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