Livestock and Pasture Development Project II (LPDP)

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Livestock and Pasture Development Project II

The Livestock and Pasture Development Project II builds on LPDP Phase I. The second of the project will reach out to an additional 38,000 rural households in at least five communities in five districts of the Khatlon region. It will target:

  • smallholder livestock farmers;
  • private veterinary service providers and small-scale entrepreneurs with the potential to provide services to smallholder farmers
  • woman-headed households and women belonging to poor households

The project's development goal is to contribute to the reduction of poverty in the Khatlon region and to increase the nutritional status and incomes of some 38,000 poor households by enhancing livestock productivity and resilience to climate change.

In particular, the project will focus on:

  • developing institutions
  • enhancing productivity  and improving animal health
  • developing pasture management

The ability of livestock farmers to maximize the use of pastures is constrained by many problems, such as a lack of technical knowledge among small livestock holders, poor governance arrangements on pasture management, inefficient management of community livestock, shortage of feed during winter months, environmental degradation, and lack of access to quality fodder seed and infrastructure – all of which are further exacerbated by climate change.

The project will reduce the vulnerability of pasture communities to the increased threat posed by changing climate and address urgent environmental and poverty issues through a grant provided by IFAD's Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP).

Status: Closed
Approval Date
12 December 2015
2015 - 2021
Total Project Cost
US$ 24.19 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 22.4 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Beneficiaries US$ 1.35 million
Financing terms
DSF Grant/Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Mikael Kauttu

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Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Project completion report




Tajikistan: Livestock and Pasture Development Project II

October 2023
In the pursuit of sustainable rural development, the LPDP-II project empowered rural people, enabling them to establish Pasture User Unions and create Community Livestock Pasture Management Plans to address the degradation of pasture resources.

Management of Livestock Using Rotational Grazing

October 2022
This publication provides a brief background on rangeland management in Tajikistan and offers key principles of rotational grazing practices that explain how and why such systems can achieve ecologically sustainable outcomes.