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The area and people
Land users

  • Small size household farming (about 1 ha)
  • Stock farmers (about 100 ha)
  • People living in the area are about 1500


Degradation problems

  • Secondary salinization due to water table
  • Poor water management practices
  • Irrigation
  • Soil structure decline
  • Wind erosion
  • Water erosion
  • Productivity decline


Study site stakeholder workshops

Involvement of stakeholders with DESIRE on study site

  • Representation of research state institutes on land reclamation
  • Extension service (ministry of agriculture)
  • Representative of agricultural association


Feedback from stakeholder workshop

  • The added value of DESIRE is the study site can be the information  on alternative options for land management.
  • Some (representative from research institutes) feel that no other technologies are needed.
  • An initial reaction was: “will there be any financial support?” During the workshop people become more active in the discussions and committed to work together.


Stakeholder groups

  • Administration of Saratov Region
  • Administration of Marksovsky municipal district
  • Department of Hydrogeology and Land Reclamation
  • Collective farms
  • Small farm holders.
  • Holders of personal subsidiary plots.


Sustainability goals

The proposed goals can be used as a starting point for a community to develop their own vision and goals for sustainable agriculture management. The list of sustainable agricultural management goals that were developed by other communities and organizations has been useful for this work package. The table shows the sustainability goals that were identified for both the Dzhanybek and Novy study sites.


Goal 1   Conservation and effective use of soil and water resources
Goal 2  Maintenance and enhancing of long-term multiple economic and social benefits
Goal 3  Adapting and introducing of new environment-friendly land management technologies
Goal 4   Restoring and conservation of environment and biodiversity
Goal 5  Dissemination of good practise results among all groups of stakeholders
Goal 6   Institution building for an efficient management of soil and water resources

Source: expert estimate, study site leader and stakeholder workshop.

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