“INTERIM AGRICULTURAL FORESTRY GUIDELINES ON THE TERRITORY OF THE STATE FOREST FUND OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC”
The guidelines were developed with the active participation of a member of the Green Alliance in the person of the chairman of the board – Kadyrov Arstan, who was the head of the group for the development of “interim guidance” consisting of lawyers, forest service employees and a researcher at the Forest Institute at the Academy of Sciences.
At present, one of the important problems in the Kyrgyz Republic is the processes of land degradation; loss of biodiversity and an increase in the number of natural disasters (mudflows, landslides, etc.). Climate change further exacerbates these problems, as rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns lead to significant reductions in land productivity.
On the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic, the leading role in biospheric processes belongs to forest ecosystems, since their biological productivity is higher than meadow ones, and also significantly exceeds agricultural ecosystems. The forests of the Kyrgyz Republic play an exceptional role in maintaining ecological well-being, maintaining the species diversity of the animal world and preventing the drying up and pollution of rivers, streams, and the disappearance of springs.
The lands of the State Forest Fund (hereinafter also SFF) of the Kyrgyz Republic are intended for afforestation and reforestation in order to increase the country’s forest cover.
Today, the issue of conservation of forest resources is particularly acute, requiring the preliminary development and application of innovative methods of land management that allow to satisfy the necessary vital needs of the local population at a sufficient level, while not harming the ecological system.
Among the main management tools and methods that ensure sustainable, renewable and beneficial nature management, guaranteeing the sustainability of the use of land, water, forest and other natural resources, more efficient conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems can be integrated management systems for land, water and forest resources, best practices , promising areas of nature management, which also include agroforestry.
You can read in detail the Order from the Ministry of Agriculture dated 07/27/2022 and the Guide itself by clicking on the links: DOCUMENTS ARE IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE ONLY