UNDP builds climate-informed planning skills of horticultural producers
November 30, 2022
UNDP and Uzhydromet, with funding support from the Government of Japan, have conducted a workshop on the development of fruit and vegetables protection and nutrition programmes. The workshop brought together horticultural producers and representatives from Uzhydromet, Agency for Plant Quarantine and Protection, which provides services to farmers in Fergana Valley.
During the seminar, participants learned about modern methods of working with horticultural and vegetable crops, the necessary agrotechnical methods and the schedule for their implementation based on weather conditions, ensuring plant nutrition, and pest control. During the workshop's practical part, participants were able to improve their skills in developing nutrition schemes for horticultural and vegetable crops, as well as pest control.
“This workshop helped us to learn about the most effective methods of pest control, about dangerous plant diseases and the possibilities for their prevention, and also helped to acquire new skills on how to schedule monthly pest control activities for a full year duration. For us - fruit and vegetable producers - this is, so to speak, an important school, because the current market requirements are very high. I think seminars, just like today's, are necessary so that we can produce even better-quality products,” said Karimberdi Giyosov, one of the seminar participants and farm manager.
"The experts provided us with a lot of useful information. Now, our task is to disseminate this information among the local population, specifically farmers. For this purpose, we have a Telegram channel where we are ready to answer users' questions," said Rasuljon Kholmirzaev, the seminar participant and specialist at the National Center for Agro-Services in the Namangan region.
This seminar is part of UNDP's substantial effort to adapt farmers to climate change.
The “Climate resilient livelihoods of horticultural producers in Fergana valley in Uzbekistan” project is a joint initiative of UNDP and Uzhydromet funded by the Government of Japan. The project aims to meet the needs of agricultural communities in the Ferghana Valley by modernizing of agrometeorological observation networks and early warnings system, shaping agrometeorological services for horticultural producers and implementing climate-informed planning.