A Tajik grape farmer, Mr Mardonov, is one of the winners of the 2017 CLIMADAPT Climate Resilience Excellence Awards. He installed an energy efficient cooling chamber and now stores up to 75 tonnes worth of grapes for up to 4 months.
This award winning project demonstrates the potential of green technologies to support the farming community in earning a larger and more stable income through more than just water and energy savings. Keeping their harvest cool, farmers such as Mr Mardonov, can sell almost all of their produce, rather than just around 60%. Also they can focus on producing move value-added products such as jam.
The Tajikistan Climate Resilience Financing Facility, CLIMADAPT is developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and supported by the Climate Investment Funds’ Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (CIF PPCR), the United Kingdom and the EBRD Early Transition Countries (ETC) Fund.