Tajikistan - Community-based Agricultural Support Project (CASP) - May 2022
Faizullo Haitov, 31 years old, married with 2 children, is a mechanic by trade. He was hired by the Nimich Village Organization to operate and maintain one of the new tractors provided by the CASP. Abdulhak used to search for seasonal work in the Russian Federation. The work he has now with the VO is more than enough to keep him busy, and he is happy that he can now stay in his village together with his wife and children.
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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