Expansion of wild currant and rosehip plantations and their processing as a source of additional income for the local population and environmentally friendly products on domestic and foreign markets”.
Expansion of wild currant and rosehip plantations and their processing as a source of additional income for the local population and environmentally friendly products on domestic and foreign markets”.
Barvoz is one of the densely populated Jamoat in the Shohdara district with a total population of 3100 people. This is district belongs to one of the hard-to-reach areas in GBAO. The population for the last 3 decades mainly live by remittance and more than half of this jamoat, it is mainly young people and the able-bodied part of the population are in labor migration in Russia and other CIS countries. Due to the COVID-19, the majority of the migrants has returned to their homeland. However, these days they cannot go back to migration due to restrictions and tightening of the migration policy of Russian Federation. Nowadays, the lack of skills to use natural resources in order to provide themselves with the basic household needs is acutely felt. People's stocks and savings are running out, but there is no income.
Despite the fact that for centuries the inhabitants of these areas did not receive external assistance and lived at the expense of natural resources wisely and rationally: wise local masters and experts for many centuries ensured the hormonal coexistence of people, animals and vegetation of nature in this remote mountainous area. However, after people began to leave for migration, gradually folk crafts began to lose their relevance. There are fewer old masters and experts in folk crafts still alive in this area.
The current project plans to restore and increase the area of the famous Barvoz currant (black sweet and dark red sour-sweet) and local rosehip (ahar), as well as to create a mini-workshop for 25 young women and girls from poor families of the Jamoat for processing wild and domestic fruit and vegetable crops and useful plants, as an ecological clean useful product and an alternative source of additional income.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
PO Opportunity
Country:
Tajikistan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 27,323.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 42,564.00
Project Number:
TJK/SGP/OP7/Y1/ ICCA/GSI/COVID/2021/06
Status:
Currently under execution

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

1 Usmon Kholdorov
Khorog , GBAO ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Khurshed Kholov
Email:
Ms Surayo Nazirova
Phone:
(+992 44) 600 5590
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Address

1st passage, 5 Lohuti str
Dushanbe, 734025