Enhancing livestock production systems in Tajikistan to mitigate potential impacts of climate change
Michigan State University
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Area (ICARDA), Syria; Tajikistan Research Institute of Veterinary Medicine; Tajik Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Tajikistan (Tajikistan); Michigan State University (US)
Nanda P. Joshi
Karim Maredia (Co-Principal Investigator)
The FORT project team is working to overcome current and predicted forage shortages brought on by changes in political structure and climate change-induced drought conditions by transferring drought-resistant forage crop and shrub technology through the establishment of on-farm demonstration sites in four regions of Tajikistan.
1. Build partnerships with local farmers, communities, policy makers, and NGOs in Tajikistan 2. Establish on-farm demonstration and training programs including sites where locally adapted, drought tolerant, forage crops and shrubs will be grown and where workshops and development of training materials in local languages will take place 3. Train technical advisers and farmers on sustainable agricultural practices for production of forage crops and shrubs