The results of the pilot project of the Small Grants Program of the Global Environment Facility, implemented under the leadership of the chief researcher of the Kazakh scientific research institute of animal husbandry and forage production, doctor of Agricultural Sciences Baktiyar Sadyk, was evaluated by the United Nations Development Program and the Equatorial Initiative partnership as an outstanding example of solving local problems of sustainable agricultural development.
The project provides for an accelerated restoration of the fertility of degraded lands through the sowing of perennial grasses with the use of “green” technology and available for each farmer. After a three-stage independent peer review of 806 applications received from 120 countries, the project of Kazakhstanis was recognized as one of 15 winners of the international award “Equator-2017”.
The awarding ceremony was conducted at Town Hall Theater as part of the program of 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations in New York with the participation of representatives of international organizations, politicians, local communities and the media. Certificates were presented by the head of the United Nations Development Program A. Steiner.
B.Sadyk noted that this project was developed in the framework of the practical “Green Bridge” implementation by the initiative of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev at UN General Assembly in 2011.
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