Kyrgyz Republic: Women and Community Pasture Management
This case study identifies good practices and lessons learned from a project which sought to ensure that women actively participated in management of pasture resources at the local level in Naryn and Issyk-Kul oblasts in Kyrgyzstan. The Livestock and Market Development Program (LMDP) began its first phase in 2013 and is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The project seeks to improve productivity and accessibility of pastures, improve the health of livestock, and develop market partnerships along various value chains. It builds on past projects funded by IFAD and World Bank, which aimed to reform pasture management in Kyrgyzstan where women’s participation was reportedly low.