Tajikistan: Participatory Rural Adaptation to Climate Change


16 October 2011




38.861 / 71.2761

Funding Organisation

Canadian International Development Agency 

Implementing Organisation

CARE Canada, Care Tajikistan, Local Jamoats, For the Earth and Nilufar

This pilot project aims to strengthen institutional and technical capacities to effectively react and adapt to adverse effects of climate change in three villages in different Jamoats (sub district administrative units) in Varzob District in western Tajikistan. The project created an Adaptation Advisory Group in conjunction with Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, and other research institutions in order to develop technologies or adaptation plans. The Adaptation Advisory Group is working with vulnerable households to educate them about concrete adaptation strategies through trainings on natural resource management, productive and sustainable slope management, cold frame management and seedling growing, food storage and processing, and insulation and energy efficiency. The project also partners with local government and non governmental institutions.  Fifteen households used the cold frames, making the growing season longer. Training on food preservation improved food security during the winter for 220 families. For energy saving, energy efficient stoves will reduce need for fuel, and improve household heating, and winterization of the village school will conserve energy and improve the educational experience for 87 students. Villagers planted trees in order to stabilize slopes.  Furthermore, memorandums of understanding on slope degradation and control of livestock grazing were signed by local government and village authorities. Read more: Adaptation Atlas : http://www.adaptationatlas.org/activityDetail.cfm?id=2506 Contact: Farouk Jiwafarouk@care.ca 

Funding Organisation: 

Canadian International Development Agency 

Implementing Organisation: 

CARE Canada, Care Tajikistan, Local Jamoats, For the Earth and Nilufar

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