|Title:||Tajikistan - Community-based Agricultural Support Project (CASP) - May 2022|
Abdurahim Dilshodov , 22 years old requests construction machinery service from Nimich Village Organization Head, Havojuddin Sadikov, in the VO’s office. During their first general meeting in March 2020, members of the Nimich Village Organization (VO) agreed on their top ten development priorities. Acquiring agricultural and construction machinery were at the top of their list. The CASP provided the VO with a front loader, tractors and several pieces of agricultural machinery. The VO Board established the prices charged to its members for provision of agricultural and construction machinery services, which are 15 per cent less than they would pay external providers. Abdurahim will pay 350 somoni ($35) per hour. Farmers from neighboring village organizations also request services, creating a good income-generating activity for the VO.
The Community-based Agricultural Support Project (CASP) is building on the significant achievements of the earlier Livestock and Pasture Development Project to stimulate inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in rural Tajikistan. Since 2018, the CASP has provided benefits to more than 51,000 households in 177 rural villages in Khatlon Oblast, Soghd and Republican Subordination Regions. Its activities are helping communities and smallholder (dehkan) farmers access productive infrastructure and services, leading to sustainable agricultural production, equitable income-generating opportunities and improved living standards.
The CASP works with Village Organizations (VOs) to develop community-driven action plans that define their own improvement initiatives. Village-level participation in decision making is critical to the success of these plans and helps establish a sense of community ownership and cohesion.
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