(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 25. A meeting of the
coordinating committee of the new project of the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) – a program to assess the
impact on food systems, land use and restoration in Uzbekistan was
held, trend reports with reference to the Uzbek media.
During the meeting, the goals and objectives of the project were
discussed, the work plan and budget for this year were reviewed and
approved, as well as the strategy and further steps for the
implementation of the project were presented.
Moreover, during the meeting it became known that as a result of
implementation of the project in Uzbekistan, it is planned to
reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1 million tons, introduce
improved land management methods on 300,000 hectares of
wheat-dominated project areas, ecologically restore 50,000 hectares
of land and contribute to the conservation of biodiversity by
another 50,000 hectares.
The project will be implemented with the support of the Global
Environment Facility and is aimed at promoting sustainable
agricultural production to preserve ecosystems and combat land
The aim of the project is to stimulate large-scale introduction
of highly efficient land-use technologies and environmental
approaches, as well as to encourage the production of
environmentally friendly value chains for the transition from
ecosystem degradation to sustainable management with multiple
As a result of the project, it is expected that by 2026 the
biological diversity of Uzbekistan will be enriched in all sectors
and landscapes, food systems, land use and restoration will be
improved, and their management will be more efficient.
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