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Farmers regain access to traditional pastures, help protect land

"Sandyk is a distant pasture which was used by my ancestors throughout the centuries," says Kanat Isabekov, a farmer from the mountainous Suusamyr valley in Kyrgyzstan. "But last year, I had to stop using the pasture because of a car accident on the difficult road to the pasture. Now more

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Saving unique fish in Issyk Kul

"I used to be a fisherman – like 10 to 15 percent of the people living in my district," said Ulan Abdyldaev, a fishermen from the Kuturga village located north of Issyk Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan. "We used to go out into the lake, put up our nets and catch a lot of fish, mainly chebak andmore

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Setting Ground Rules for Investments in Hydro Power

“It’s just plain and dry land for now, but I hope in several years this land will be green and employ hundreds of farmers,” says Asan Halbekov showing the 2,000 hectares of land in Toguz-Bulak Village located in the far west of Kyrgyzstan’s Batken Province. “Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, tmore

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