Cultivation of medicinal herbs is financially beneficial for farmers

Samarbek Beksultanov Beksultanov, a resident of Ysyk-Ata district of Syn-Tash village and director of Samarbek cooperative, showed by his successful example that cultivation of medicinal herbs is financially profitable for farmers.

Samarbek has been cultivating medicinal herbs on his 15 hectare plot for the third year. He has planted peppermint and Israeli mint in his vegetable garden. At the moment, since spring, he has received the third harvest, is drying it and preparing it for sale. The second harvest was fruitful, when he was able to get more than 300 kg of dried raw material and sold it for more than 100,000 soms.
Samarbek: "The initiative to develop and support farmers to grow medicinal herbs provides not only good income for families, but also allows to preserve wild medicinal herbs, which are widely exterminated, mercilessly torn out of their roots. In order to prevent this, through this project we are informing people about the harm caused to nature by humans and showing how we can generate additional income for farmers and at the same time protect the environment".
Samarbek and members of the cooperative received grant support in the amount of 400,000 soms under the project "Go Green - Supporting the development of green agriculture by local communities". They used these funds to purchase all necessary materials to build a drying room for medicinal raw materials and other necessary equipment. In addition to technical support, the PF "Rural Development Fund" conducted trainings, seminars and regularly advises members of the farm on agricultural activities.

It is safe to say that the grant was successfully implemented by the cooperative members.
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