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Women in Turkmenistan turn to climate-friendly sources of income

April 9, 2021

A woman in Turkmenistan showing her compost pile
This GEF-funded project helps train women to produce vermicompost, which reduces the need for harmful fertilizers, and allows them to sell the natural product to neighbors for income. Photo: UNDP Turkmenistan

Due to climate change and degradation, the Amu Darya river can no longer sustain farmers in the Labap region of Turkmenistan. A project with funding from the GEF's Special Climate Change Fund and support from the UNDP is educating women on alternative, eco-friendly sources of income.