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Ecosystem-based land use and preservation of ecosystems in the lower section of the Amu Darya

As of: June 2019

Objective and activities

The project aims at strengthening capacities for developing and implementing ecosystem-based adaption (EbA) strategies in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan by promoting EbA land use and the preservation of ecosystems in the lower section of the Amu Darya River. Land use models will be elaborated in order to rehabilitate degraded irrigated land and to restore its productivity. This will relieve the pressure on the region’s few remaining riparian forests as well as the biodiversity they contain, allowing ecosystems to recover more rapidly. The project is also working at different levels to increase people’s knowledge of ecosystem-based land use alternatives, primarily by training local actors in new methods. The national stakeholders and international development partner will be supplied with the concepts developed by the project for up-scaling.

State of implementation/results

  • Project in implementation;
  • In May 2018, a potential analysis of the Biosphere Reserve at the lower reaches of Amu Darya and of Tugai forest was initiated;
  • 53 representatives of various state organizations, research institutes, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of Uzbekistan and international institutions took part in the kick-off seminar in Tashkent;

Project data

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources - Uzbekistan, Ministry of Nature Protection - Turkmenistan," National institute of deserts, flora and fauna (NIDFF) - Turkmenistan"
  • Michael-Succow-Foundation (Michael-Succow-Stiftung - MSS) - Germany

BMU grant:
€ 2,500,000

01/2018 till 06/2020


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