If it had not been for GEF SGP, we would not have been able to build the biogas plant. Biogas technology is still making its first steps in Uzbekistan, which means that there are no other financial mechanisms available for investing in this technology.
Ms. Irina
Grantee and Co-owner of the Nadejda Farm
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Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date 2008
# of Projects 82
Total Grant Amount US$ 2,083,267
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 3,150,792
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 1,172,123

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Climate Change Mitigation
Community Based Adaptation
Land Degradation
Country Impact

A strong base for promotion and spread of a few resource saving technologies has been built and keeps developing across the country:

  • Laser levelling

  • Pistachio plantations

  • Aquaculture

  • Biogas

Many tangible results achieved for individual communities and areas:

  • National PA system was expanded on over 13 000 ha.

  • More than 150 ha reforested directly plus many more indirectly as a result of our projects

  • A number of water saving technologies demonstrated which is extremely important for Uzbekistan in the view of adaptation to climate change

  • Many energy solutions advertised and promoted across rural communities