Agricultural Biodiversity in the Tajik Pamirs

The Western Pamiri agricultural landscape: villages are nestled along river beds or on alluvial fans—usually the only flat land found in this region. (Photo by Frederik van Oudenhoven)

This paper provides results about a study on the role that local fruit varieties can play in achieving the dual objectives of food sovereignty and income generation in the Tajik Pamir Mountains. The study was carried out in 3 districts of the Gorno-Badakhshan province to investigate the household consumption and market potential of products derived from local varieties of apple, apricot, and mulberry and how these products could be better exploited to benefit community livelihoods and agrobiodiversity conservation. Read more