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is a not-for-profit and nongovernmental policy and research organization established in 2003 to conduct research, develop policy recommendations, and implement activities in the field of the rural development.

Rural Development Fund

is a not-for-profit and nongovernmental policy and research organization established in 2003 to conduct research, develop policy recommendations, and implement activities in the field of the rural development.

Rural Development Fund

is a not-for-profit and nongovernmental policy and research organization established in 2003 to conduct research, develop policy recommendations, and implement activities in the field of the rural development.

Rural Development Fund

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News

Project coordinator Akmatova Kuluipa and local expert from Talas oblast Kurmanbaev Akylbek participated in the Global Alliance for protection of the sacred snow leopard population in Mongolia

Italian freelance photographer Marco Palombi, has met the activist of the KEAK pastoral network for conversation and short reportage for won website.

Social programs coordinator Kuluipa Akmatova took part in the international conference "Mountains of the future" in China

Meeting of the Climate Network of Kyrgyzstan

Completion of Right to Food project

All news



Publications

Nomadic Pastures (updated version)

24 June 2015

Nomadic_PasturesAn updated and amended series of books on traditional knowledge.

Insights into the popular pastoral philosophy, methods and approaches in the transhumance grazing, depicted in this publication, are collected from custodians and practitioners of Kyrgyz traditional knowledge.

Highland Yaks (updated version)

24 June 2015

Highland_YaksAn updated and amended series of books on traditional knowledge.

The book contains materials on the yaks’ environmental conditions and breeding in Kyrgyzstan. The publication is designed especially for livestock farmers, students and teachers of vocational colleges, agricultural training schools and other stakeholders.

Camel – a Camping Adornment (updated version)

24 June 2015

Camel-a_Camping_AdornmentAn updated and amended series of books on traditional knowledge.

The book offers to its readers the folk techniques of reproduction, training and use of camels in the camping life of Kyrgyz people, as well as methods for determining their age, the basic skills for their feeding and treatment, collected from custodians and practitioners of Kyrgyz traditional knowledge.

Tips by Sayapkers (updated version)

23 June 2015

Tips_by_SayapkersAn updated and amended series of books on traditional knowledge.

The book contains advice for farmers and lovers of horses from experienced sayapkers on raising these beautiful animals through applying and developing Kyrgyz traditional methods of horse breeding.

Nomadic Cuisine (updated version)

23 June 2015

Nomadic_CuisineAn updated and amended series of books on traditional knowledge.

This book contains recipes of traditional dishes and drinks that were used in daily life by the nomadic ancestors. Tricks of cooking authentic nomadic food were collected from custodians of Kyrgyz traditional knowledge living in Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and China.

Jailoo games (updated version)

21 June 2015

Jailoo_GamesAn updated and amended series of books on traditional knowledge.

This book describes some Kyrgyz traditional games and dances commonly performed on jailow (summer pasture.) Traditional games - a vivid expression of the consciousness of the people playing them and a reflection of their history of development, philosophy and morals



Yurt – a Nomad’s House (updated version)

21 June 2015

Yurta-Nomad’s_HouseAn updated and amended series of books on traditional knowledge.

The book contains a description of the yurt, advice on how to install, assembly and storage it, a summary of technology of manufacturing its wooden and felt parts, and names of tools used for its production. Also it describes some of the clothes used for camping; proverbs and legends collected in different regions of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as among ethnic Kyrgyz in China and Turkey.

The Rites of Nomads (updated version)

21 June 2015

The_Rites_of_NomadsAn updated and amended series of books on traditional knowledge.

People's philosophy about the role and value of nomadic rites, description of traditions and rites used in pastoral life by nomadic Kyrgyz, legends and stories collected from custodians of traditional knowledge during field research.

Books on Traditional Knowledge

20 June 2015

2016_Книги по традиционным знаниям

In the final stage of the project “Kyrgyz Traditional Pastoral and Ecological Knowledge Dissemination and Providing Support to the Community Co-management of Mountainous Ecosystems in the Kyrgyz Republic”, RDF put out a new updated and expanded series of books on traditional knowledge

Tips by Sayapkers

11 May 2012

 

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Bishkek, 720033, Kyrgyz Republic

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