Increased Vegetable Production by Lengthening Growing Season (Greenhouse) [Tajikistan]

approaches_2679 - Tajikistan

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1. General information

1.2 Contact details of resource persons and institutions involved in the assessment and documentation of the Approach

Key resource person(s)

SLM specialist:

1.3 Conditions regarding the use of data documented through WOCAT

The compiler and key resource person(s) accept the conditions regarding the use of data documented through WOCAT:


2. Description of the SLM Approach

2.1 Short description of the Approach

Vegetable production, increased dietary diversity, and potential for increased income through the use of greenhouses in mountainous areas.

2.2 Detailed description of the Approach

Detailed description of the Approach:

Aims / objectives: Maintain healthy nutritional status through increased dietary diversity. Provide an opportunity for income generation to meet household food and health needs.

Methods: Interactive training techniques, posters and DVDs used in training process. Volunteers provided only with plastic sheeting and must provide all other necessary materials.

Stages of implementation: 1) Staff train a network of volunteers to demonstrate greenhouse construction and use. 2) Volunteers pass on this training to program participants. 3) Construction of greenhouses by participants is monitored by program staff.

Role of stakeholders: INGO Mercy Corps designed the training materials and trained the Field Coordinators who then trained program participants. The community participated in the trainings and in greenhouse construction. Local government was fully aware of the program activities and ???

2.5 Country/ region/ locations where the Approach has been applied



Region/ State/ Province:


Further specification of location:

Jirgatol, Rasht

2.6 Dates of initiation and termination of the Approach

Indicate year of initiation:


Year of termination (if Approach is no longer applied):


2.7 Type of Approach

  • project/ programme based

2.8 Main aims/ objectives of the Approach

The Approach focused mainly on other activities than SLM (Soil Preparation, Greenhouse Construction, Vegetable Planting, Vegeatable Growing)

Encourage community members throughout the targeted districts to utilize greenhouses to increase vegetable production with the following benefits: Increased dietary diversity (better nutrition), increased food stocks.

The SLM Approach addressed the following problems: Lack of dietary diversity (low vegetable production), Short growing season, Lack of technical knowledge

2.9 Conditions enabling or hindering implementation of the Technology/ Technologies applied under the Approach

social/ cultural/ religious norms and values
  • hindering


Treatment through the SLM Approach:

availability/ access to financial resources and services
  • hindering

Lack of resources to buy greenhouse plastic covering

Treatment through the SLM Approach: Plastic provided to volunteers only. Local shops encouraged to stock correct thickness of plastic.

3. Participation and roles of stakeholders involved

3.1 Stakeholders involved in the Approach and their roles

  • local land users/ local communities
  • SLM specialists/ agricultural advisers
  • local government
  • international organization
3.2 Involvement of local land users/ local communities in the different phases of the Approach
Involvement of local land users/ local communities Specify who was involved and describe activities
initiation/ motivation none
planning none
implementation none
monitoring/ evaluation none
Research none

3.3 Flow chart (if available)


Flow Chart of Program Activities


Janice Setser (Garm, Tajikistan)

3.4 Decision-making on the selection of SLM Technology/ Technologies

Specify who decided on the selection of the Technology/ Technologies to be implemented:
  • mainly SLM specialists, following consultation with land users

Decisions on the method of implementing the SLM Technology were made by mainly by SLM specialists with consultation of land users

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