In 2011, ASDP Nau and GERES launched a project to help small scale farmers increase their agricultural income in Sughd province: the target areas of the project were in Fon Dario jamoat (Ayni district) and in Oshoba jamoat (Asht district). The project ended in 2013 and has supported 150 farmers by training them in techniques to improve agricultural productivity in an open field.
This brochure gives guidelines on how to improve crop rotation, how to avoid erosion and loss of nutrients in the soil by using winter cover, how to make compost and increase soil fertility as well as a few tips on how to recognize pests and fight them. The overall aim is to give tools to farmers that can help them sustain their businesses.
The advice provided in this publication is based on the principles of sustainable agriculture. The aim of sustainable agriculture is to provide good quality food for people while ensuring the long-term use of natural resources (soil, water, air).
Download the Guide for growing vegetables in an open field in Tajikistan