Listening to the herding community in Kyrgyzstan
An important part of the SIBELIUs project involves working with herders at selected case study sites to understand their requirements for information about pasture and to ensure their voices and priorities are heard in the development and distribution of new satellite-derived environmental products.
During February and March 2020, Batbuyan Batjav from CNPS and Aibek Karabaev from Mercy Corps conducted fieldwork at the project’s two test sites where they interviewed people from 201 herding households.
Batbuyan Batjav took many photographs during the fieldwork, which show life in the farming and herding communities and highlight many of the issues relating to pasture. In the following photographs the Ak Muz and Kazybek villages are in the At Bashy raion in the Naryn oblast, while the Ak Bashat and Jayyl villages are both from the Jayyl raion in the northern oblast of Chuy.