Kyrgyz Ministry of Aigrigulcture receives full rights to electronic pasture management system

07 Jul 2014

imageScreenshot of the Electronic Jayit-Committee information management system. Credit: Vlad Ushakov / UNDP.

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Today the Kyrgyz Republic Ministry of Agriculture and Melioration received full rights to use the "Electronic Jayit-Committee" information management system.

The information system helps to make decisions on pasture management in real-time. It can help to keep track of pasture areas, amount of pasture users and livestock, livestock vaccination, payment for livestock grazing and issued tickets. In addition, the system allows you to regularly monitor the degradation of pastures and take timely action for sustainable pasture management.

According to the ministry Stats-Secretary Duysheeva,  Electronic Jayit-Committee after four years of testing in Susamyr valley proved itself as an innovative tool for monitoring pastures, rational use of rangelands, regulation fodder. "Transfer of ownership rights for the system gives us a unique opportunity to further its use," he said.

The system was developed as part of the the project on demonstrating sustainable pasture management in Susamyr valley, which was implemented by UNDP with financial support from Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project was aimed at preserving the ecosystems of mountain pastures, reducing soil erosion and improving food security of the local population. Positive experience obtained after testing the information system in Suusamyr is now being applied in Naryn, Batken and Osh provinces as part of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty and the Environment Initiative.

Rights for "Electronic Jayit-Committee" were transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and Melioration of the Kyrgyz Republic on the basis of the Order #162 of the Ministry issued on July 1, 2014. According to this order, this electronic system will be integrated into the national pasture management system by 2017.