Capacity building in Uzbekistan has been implemented via the Farmers’ Field Schools (FFS) concept developed by FAO. On two pilot sites in Uzbekistan, the FAO project team conducted a series of FFS sessions on improved crop production. The workshops’ objective was to improve nutritional security and increase the rural farmers’ income living under harsh climatic conditions of cold winter desert through enhanced capacity.
135 participants – representatives of the district khokimiyats (administrative office), village councils, the mahalla and women’s committees, farmers, specialists and scientists, and media representatives – took part in the workshops.
The participants obtained information about practices on the cultivation of improved varieties of vegetable crops. The interactive training sessions allowed the participants to learn about cultivating vegetable crops to obtain high yields. Besides technical presentations, information booklets and brochures on vegetable production technology and 18 sets of vegetable seeds were distributed.