Tajikistan’s mountainous landscape is certainly beautiful, but it’s also difficult to cultivate: only seven percent of the land is suitable for economic use. Nevertheless, agriculture remains the backbone of the economy, and the poor in particular depend on it for their livelihoods.
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We’ve all heard that sustainability is important. But when it comes to decision making, many people still think that environmental conservation has little to do with economic or social well-being. If you share this opinion, you might want to take a look at Kyrgyzstan. In the second-poorest country in Central Asia, the numbers speak volumes:
Reporting back from the Astana ‘Environment for Europe’ Ministerial Conference According to the 2010 Millennium Development Goals report for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, in 2009, 36 percent of the population in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, or about 160 million people, were considered poor or at risk of poverty, living on less than $5… Read more »