New Trees Bring a Breath of Fresh Air to Bamyan Farmers
9 Janaury 2017, Jawzari – Jawzari is an area of great beauty and environmental significance in Bamyan province.
But it is threatened by floods and avalanches.
Since 2013, UNDP has helped local communities plant trees and set up nurseries, which protect against floods and provide new sources of income.
We have also taught villagers and schoolchildren how to restore damaged pastureland and graze animals in a way that does not destroy the environment.
UNDP and the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme has awarded 46 grants in Afghanistan for projects on biodiversity, climate change mitigation, the prevention of land degradation and sustainable forest management. Of these, 22 completed projects have already improved the environment for nearly 55,000 households around the country.