Tajikistan: Biocultural Community Protocols for protecting local genetic resources of Mulberry and Argali

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Mulberry Biocultural Community Protocol (BCP)

The Protocol of the biocultural community on the conservation and Sustainable use of Mulberry was developed in 2020 as part of the initiatives of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project in Tajikistan together with the participation of an international consultant, national experts and directly representatives of the local community and the Dehkan farm “Komron”. The main purpose of this protocol was to raise awareness of the value of the local mulberry genetic resource and related traditional knowledge. As part of the preparation of this protocol, working meetings were held with representatives of the local community, specialists and scientists, as well as online consultations were held with an international consultant to exchange experience and knowledge in the preparation of this document. In general, the protocol will help strengthen the position of local populations on access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources and related traditional knowledge.

Access to this BCP here.

Protocol of the Biocultural Community on Argali

The Protocol of the biocultural community on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Marco Polo mountain sheep (Argali) was developed in 2020 as part of the implementation of the project initiatives together with the participation of an international consultant, national experts and directly representatives of the local community and representatives of the Association of hunters of Tajikistan. The main purpose of this protocol was to raise awareness of the value of wild mountain sheep Argali as a genetic resource and related traditional knowledge, in particular traditional hunting, wool use and use in breeding activities by scientists of the country. As part of the preparation of this protocol, working meetings were held with representatives of the local community, specialists and scientists, and online consultations were held with an international consultant during the preparation of this document to exchange knowledge and experience. The prepared protocol will help strengthen the position of the local population on the issue of access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources and related traditional knowledge.

Access to this BCP here.

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Agustina Rato

Agustina Rato

Web Content and Communications Officer, UNDP – GEF Global ABS Project / United Nations Volunteer Component.

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