Pasture User Association Draft Charter presented in Dushanbe (06/02/2015)

Dushanbe, 06 February 2015 – The Pasture User Unions (PUU) Draft Charter in Tajik and Russian languages was presented at the final annual conference of the National Network of Pasture User Organizations, held on February 6 in Dushanbe. The conference was organized within the framework of the EU project FLERMONECA (Forest and Biodiversity Governance Including Environmental Monitoring), which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH  in Central Asian countries.

PUU Draft Charter was jointly developed by practicing specialists involved in the management of pasture, who represent both non-governmental and governmental organizations of local, district and national levels. This fundamental document includes description of the rights and obligations of the Union, its goals and objectives, structure and membership, registration procedure and other important information. According to the participants of the conference, this document will be very helpful in the formation of pasture user organizations.

The conference featured a presentation of specialized Pasture Calendar, which was handed over to representatives of farmers from remote areas. This unique calendar composed in Tajik language will allow pasture users to promptly plan and note all necessary agricultural and livestock activities with regard to international and national methodologies.

The conference participants discussed the results of past year’s work, gave consideration to the new goals and objectives, developed the mechanisms to promote the dialogue between pasture users, aimed at improving coordination and sharing of knowledge. The issues of PUU taxation, access to land, pasture management planning, gender dimension of pasture management and other questions were discussed during the plenary sessions of the conference.
National Network of Pasture User Organizations was established on August 23, 2013. Currently, it includes more than 50 representatives of governmental, international and non-governmental organizations, as well as academics and practitioners.

For more information, please contact Mr. Umed Vahobov, FLERMONECA ERCA Coordinator by phone
+ 992 93 560 1416 or at umed.vahobov@giz.de or Ms. Mahbuba Abdullaeva, Press and Information Officer of the Delegation of the European Union to Tajikistan by phone + 992 (37) 227 09 76 or at mahbuba.abdullaeva@eeas.europa.eu

The EU FLERMONECA Project is the centrepiece of the regional Environment Programme for Central Asia (EURECA 2009) and consists of three components: Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in Central Asia (FLEG Central Asia), Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation in Central Asia (ERCA) and Environmental monitoring in Central Asia (MONECA).The global objective of the Action of the FLERMONECA project is to promote the stability and security of the countries of Central Asia, to assist them in their pursuit of sustainable economic development and poverty reduction and to facilitate closer regional cooperation both within Central Asia and between Central Asia and the EU.


FLERMONECA actively cooperates with the Forestry Agency under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, State Unitary Enterprise "Specially protected natural areas", Ministry of Agriculture, other government agencies, as well as with community organizations and jamoats.