The project aims to improve community-based pasture and livestock management in the
The first component will support building public awareness of pasture-related legislation; demarcating internal pasture boundaries, resulting in more accurate land tax charges and resolution of land-use disputes; building more inclusive pasture users union governance and increasing women s participation in decision-making; funding community-based investments in pasture, feeding, and livestock improvement; and introducing community-based pasture management into forestry enterprise pastures.
The second component will focus on building the capacity of animal health and husbandry groups created under pasture users unions; equipping and training private vets, and facilitating contracts between vets and pasture users unions; building awareness of pasture users of the benefits of veterinary services and improved animal health; development of training materials for vets in cooperation with the
At the community level, the project will support 140 pasture users unions and 420 private veterinarians in the Chui and Talas regions in the North of the
Overall, it is expected that about 190,000 rural households in the Chui and Talas regions will benefit from improved pasture users unions and private vet services. 140 pasture users unions (out of 454 nationally), currently responsible for community-based management of about 1.2 million hectares of pastures and 2,100 pasture committee members, as well as 420 private vets, will benefit from capacity-building under the project. In addition, about 48 veterinary higher education graduates will receive equipment and training.
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