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Women of Lebap velayat introduce new methods of soil enrichment

In the face of climate change and a changing landscape, the agricultural population is forced to seek in the face of climate change and a changing landscape, people engaged in agriculture are forced to seek effective options for the development of their activities. UNDP, together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan, funded by the Global EcoFund, provide advisory support to women working in rural areas, who want to expand their financial opportunities.

A successful example are several women from Vatan and Parahat of Lebap velayat, for whom vermicomposting has become the main income of the family. vermicomposting has become the main income of the family.

Thus, a resident of the village. Zergomen of Lebap province, Gulbahar attended several UNDP training courses last year on the use of biohumus as an alternative source of income. alternative sources of income. She joined an initiative group of women consulted on the issue at the project's Agro-Information Centre. After receiving her first bag of California worms and, most importantly, the necessary knowledge, Gulbahar set up vermicompost production on her plot. According to According to the woman, the biohumus allowed her to save money on buying According to the woman, the biohumus helped her save on fertilizer costs and increase her yields and even enabled her to make some extra money by selling her leftover products. leftovers from the biohumus.

Gulbahar plans to increase the production of vermicompost, which contributes to her income from the sale of vegetables and flowers. She plans to increase the number of worms and sell them to anyone who wants to try this method on their plot. The head of the Vatan association suggested that the woman take up lemonade growing in a greenhouse, which is now being built as part of the grant she received.

Source: tm.undp.org

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