Reduction of substances containing nitrates in the basin of the transboundary river Kara-Darya by demonstrating the effectiveness of alternative biological fertilizers and increasing awareness among the local population

Funding Agency GEF, Gov of Kyrgyzstan

Implementing Agency

Budget: US$88,190.00

Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Start Year: 2007

End Year: 2009

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Description: According to the project action plan the following actions have been undertaken: Introductory seminar for local population and representatives of local government, experts on ecological problems was conducted where were discussed affects of chemical fertilizers to the environment, particularly to Kara Darya river. A wide information campaign aimed to increase public awareness of environment problems, use of alternative bio fertilizers instead of chemicals was conducted. During this campaign more than 2000 booklets, 800 posters, 500 bulletins were published and disseminated in training seminars conducted in villages, 12 agitation billboards were installed, 3 articles describing project activities were published in the local newspaper. In order to demonstrate and introduce alternative natural fertilizers to agriculture practice 3500 liters bio fertilizer were purchased and utilized. The effectiveness of use this nature fertilizer was certified by the analyses conducted by the State Department on chemicals, plant protecting. As a result of undertaken actions in complex, the nitrate containing substances in trans boundary river Kara Daryare were reduced.

Sector: Water

Beneficiaries: Region of Kara-Darya river


Mr. Darman Iskenderov