Clima East: Sustainable Management of Pastures in Georgia
Assistance to improve pasture management in the Vashlovani Protected Areas
Clima East is the initiative of the European Union to assist national governments in Eastern Neighbourhood to mitigate and adapt to the climate change by introducing innovative practices of pasture management.
In Georgia, Clima East works to improve pasture management in the Vashlovani Protected Areas. The European Union and UNDP work with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, and Agency for Protected Areas of Georgia to improve pasture management in the Vashlovani Protected Areas.
Results so far
- 4,000 ha of degraded pastures and 300 ha of sheep migratory routes have been fully rehabilitated.
- Two pilot farms have been set up, demonstrating best practices for sustainable pasture management.
- A water supply system is in place tp provide water to fifteen farms, greatly increasing the efficiency of farming and grazing.
- Two automatic meteorological stations have been installed and connected to the national system.
- A unified veterinary service for Tush shepherds established to meet the needs of approximately 30 thousand sheep in the region.
- The accurate map of Vashlovani Protected Areas with the exact locations of farms and pastures.
- The first ever map with the consolidated information on vegetation types and their spread in the Vashlovani Protected Areas. The map was prepared based on GIS analysis and field trotting.
- Sustainable Pasture Management Plan for Vashlovani Protected Areas.
- Local livelihood assessment to identify the needs of the Tush shepherds.
- Carbon inventory of pasturelands, general soil fertility assessment and water balance modelling.
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