As stated by the ADB, the project will help the Government of Uzbekistan to achieve its climate actions set in its Updated Nationally Determined Contribution report, including (i) reducing GHG emission intensity by 35% below the 2010 level in 2030; (ii) improving water management system; (ii) expanding forest areas; (iii) restoring degraded pastures and introduce sustainable pasture management mechanisms.
Livestock plays a critical role in Uzbekistan's national food security and rural livelihood, making it a strategically important sector for the government. The sector provides 90% of domestic animal-protein consumption and employs 27% of the agricultural workforce. Livestock accounts for 45% to 67% of farming households' income.
Small-scale farms (dekhans) account for an overwhelming share of livestock production. Dekhans are responsible for 94% of the country's beef cattle, 95% of dairy cattle, and 83% of goat and sheep. Cattle farming is prominent in the Samarkand and Qashqadaryo Regions, while Navoi Region and Republic of Karakalpakstan have a strong tradition of sheep and goat farming.
The ADB categorized the risk of the project as follows:
ADB Team Leader:
Leonard H. Leung - Natural Resources and Agriculture Economist
Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office
Executing Agency - Ministry of Agriculture:
No contacts available at the time of disclosure.
Implementing Agency - Committee of Veterinary and Livestock Development:
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