The GIZ project “Environmentally Oriented Regional Development of the Aral Sea Region” (ECO ARAL) in cooperation with the Forestry Agency under the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a seminar on the topic: “Agrotechnology for growing rosehip as additional income source” on August 11, 2023 in the forestry nursery of Khodjeyli city of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

The training was held for forestry workers and individual household microenterprises by the representative of the Scientific Research and Production Center for the Cultivation and Processing of Medicinal Plants Islom Matkarimov, and the Head of the Department for the Cultivation of Medicinal Plants Khusan Mustanov.

The seminar was also attended by the Deputy Director for the Forestry Agency of the Republic of Karakalpakstan Yerniyaz Akimniyazov, the Director of Forestry of Khodjeyli city Kuanysh Kamalov and the Advisor of the GIZ regional project “ECO ARAL” Julian Felten.

Participants learned about the use of agricultural technologies in the cultivation of rosehip, about health benefits of this plant and how to generate an income by selling it. All participants gained valuable insight while visiting the 5ha rosehip plantation created by the ECO ARAL project.