Issyk-Kul farmers have received training in the basics of glass culture growing techniques under the Karagat + project currently implemented by AVEP with the support of Kumtor company.
A series of trainings have been organized by the Bilim Training Center and completed in February 2014. Bai Tushum Bank enabled the farmers to build up their primary capital saying it would willingly provide microcredits to any villager who wanted them.
The project’s purpose is to help the Issyk-Kul farmers increase their incomes through building hothouses and supplying province residents with agricultural goods on a regular basis.
KARAGAT+ is a joint three-year project of Kumtor Company and AVEP Public Fund. Its purpose is to encourage local communities and expand the potential of the berry-and-fruit market. It is being implemented in Issyk-Kul province with an emphasis made on the southern coast of Issyk-Kul Lake. Under this environmentally oriented project, the Public Fund will train farmers in the methods of growing high-yielding cold- and disease-resistant currants as well as innovative irrigation methods. AVEP experts will assist in creating a network of nursery gardens, greenhouses and farming goods reception centers. Special attention is given to raising the farmers’ awareness of marketing fundamentals to enable them to act unassisted in establishing distribution facilities and making berry-growing business more profitable.
AVEP is a Central Asian non-governmental and non-political organization working widely with international organizations, private, public and government sector to contribute more effectively to sustainable and innovative development of rural regions in the Kyrgyz Republic.
For more information see www.karagat.kg.