Mobile Cabins Transferred to Livestock FarmersAug 25, 2017
Two farmers from Djizak and Bukhara regions received mobile homes to improve their basic household needs while staying remotely from their families, houses and social infrastructure sites.
“Stockbreeders do not stay long at one spot during pasturing; they move to new areas, build temporary housings and stay with fellow villagers in buildups/wagons that are not adapted for dwelling, rest and food intake”, said Mukhiddin Fatullaev, Head of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Karakul District of Bukhara region.
Usually, stockbreeders have to move three-four times and carry construction materials and tools for construction of new temporary housings. These modern mobile homes are adapted for shifting with the help of a trailer. They can be installed at any convenient location in the desert pastures, providing modern living conditions.
Provided mobile homes have sufficient area for rest and are also equipped with double burner gas cooker, mini-fridge, washbasin, cupboard for foodstuff and personal belongings. They also have solar PV panel to support internal and external lights, mini-fridge, TV-set, charge appliances and pump to supply water to the washbasin.
One of these mobile homes was handed over to hereditary stockbreeder, main shepherd of the breeding farm «Karakul», of Karakul district in Bukhara region Abdumalik Juraev. The second mobile home was provided to the Head of “Tutak Karim Dalasi” farm Abdulla Juraev in Zaamin district.
Until now, shepherds of this farm had been living in improvised sailcloth or polyethylene tents while pasturing with no necessary sanitary conditions.
With new mobile homes livestock production farmers, will no longer carry construction materials and tools, and build new primitive housing at new sites, cook and cut bushes and other vegetation to be used as firewood for daily cooking.
The transfer of mobile cabins in two pilot regions was implemented in the framework of UNDP-GEF and the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Land Resources, Geodesy, Cartography and State Cadastre joint project “Reducing Pressures on Natural Resources from Competing Land Use in Non-Irrigated Arid Mountain, Semi-Desert and Desert Landscapes of Uzbekistan”.