On June 29th in New York the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners announced the winners of the Equator Prize 2017. This year’s prize was awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. Kazakhstani Public Fund “Zhassyl Azyk” has been chosen as one of the 15 winners of the Equator Prize 2017 out of more than 800 nominations from 120 countries from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Sincere congratulations to our partners from Public Fund “Zhassyl Azyk”, fund’s leader Baktyar Sadyk, farmers of Zhybek Zholy rural area and communities from other regions where initiative technology are in use now. The technology of Lucerne (alfalfa) production under a “green” cover of forage crops allows faster restoration of soil fertility and opens new possibilities for livestock management, which in its turn helps to strengthen food security and increase communities income.