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Sary Mogul, Chong Alay, Osh (South Kyrgyzstan) - GPS Data / Google Maps
"Ever since I can remember, our family has been engaged in livestock farming.
Before, we had a nomadic life, now we settled down in Sary Mogul. My father got this farm when Kyrgyzstan became an independent country in 1991.
As his youngest son, I am responsible for the farm now and I live here together with him, my mother, my two younger sisters, my wife and our seven children.
We have always been working together, the entire family, helping each other; and I believe it is a healthy life and good for our children to grow up here. They have a lot of space and the nature is good for them.
I hope that my children and the children of my children can also make a living by keeping animals and that they will carry on with our traditions and way of life.“
Own land / commons
0,5 ha / 52 ha
150 Yaks, 15 Goats, 900 Sheep
3 kg raw cashmere, 120 kg yak fibers
Sopu Korgon, Alay, Osh (South Kyrgyzstan) - GPS Data / Google Maps
“Together with my husband, the wife of our youngest son and two of our grandsons, we life close from the regional center Gulcha in a remote area in the South of Kyrgyzstan.
Here we have a simple but healthy life; we can even drink the water right out of the mountain streams.
Our goats provide us with milk, fibers, meat and leather.
It is therefore in our interest that the pastures where our goats graze will be conserved.
We must use our pastures carefully that many generations after us will also be able to live from goat herding.“
1640 m ü. M.
Own land / Commons
0,2 ha / 28 ha
13 kg raw cashmere
Kara Kuzhur, Kochkor, Naryn (Northern Kyrgyzstan) - GPS Data / Google Maps
“We have owned our farm here in Kara Kuzhur only five years.
Previously, my wife, together with our five children and me used to live near Kochkor, but then, animal farming close to the regional center became too expensive.
Here in Kara Kuzhur, we can concentrate on our animals and my wife owns a small farm shop.
We want to keep our yaks and goats as close to nature as possible. We therefore only keep breeds that are native and well adapted to the harsh climate.“
Own land / Commons
0,4 ha / 105 ha
400 yaks, 100 goats, 35 sheep
20 kg raw cashmere, 320 kg yak fibers