Livelihood implications of in situ conservation strategies of wild fruit tree species in Uzbekistan

Throughout 2006 and 2011, Bioversity International has been promoting the conservation and use of plant genetic diversity in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan under theauspices of the United Nations EnvironmentProgramme (UNEP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF).After 2013, an impact assessment study wascarried out to examine whether the tangiblebenefits of the Bioversity International projectwere transferred at the household level, withspecific emphasis on Uzbekistan, selected forthe country relevance in terms of household characteristics and area covered by the project.In particular, the assessment focused on the effects of the interventions in the activity areas involving the enhancement of use and consumption of target fruits, as well as of their marketing value, to improve household food security and wellbeing.

This publication is part of Bioversity International’s series of Impact Assessment Briefs.

Gotor, E.; Caracciolo, F.; Elias, M.; Trincia, C.
Impact Assessment Brief, No.16
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