Support to the Sustainable Development of Livestock Sector in Uzbekistan
The livestock sector plays an important role in food security policy of Uzbekistan. This sector contributes significantly to the well-being of economically vulnerable population in rural areas, especially during the transition period. Lack of required system for fodder production, limited access to genetic materials (semen) of cattle’s breed with high productivity, and low efficiency of veterinary services are the main challenges in the livestock sector today. The project for development of the livestock sector was initiated by UNDP, Government of Uzbekistan and Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation – MASHAV in February, 2007. The main purpose of the project is to assist the Government of Uzbekistan, in particular the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, in determining its strategy for the livestock sector development in Uzbekistan.
- Create a better regulatory and institutional framework through provision of necessary changes into existing laws and policies that will enable livestock sector to function efficiently under market conditions.
- Enhance capacity of farmers and dehkhans through demonstration of best management practices in livestock breeding and management.
- Increase efficiency of livestock production through establishment of service structures (artificial insemination and veterinary service) at the local level.
Achievements & expected results
- Situation analysis in order to assess the role that livestock production can play in meeting broader policy objectives for development. Producing recommendations on successful development of livestock infrastructure and how these recommendation can be realized to better contribute to country’s sustainable development objectives.
- Improvements in national institutional and legal framework for effective development of the livestock sector supported by appropriate legal instruments and competent human resources.
- Establishment of pilots in Tashkent region for testing of integrated production technologies involving breeding, nutrition and health management.