1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
Support the enhancement of the existing Dendropark as a benefit-sharing project for providing access to the indigenous genetic resources of Kyrgyzstan by ARS scientists in 2009.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Set up the grant and provide funding to support the enhancement of the Dendropark. The cooperator will then properly prepare, plant and maintain the new planting site. The cooperator will provide the necessary labor and supplies to support planting, weeding, pruning, pest control, irrigation, labeling, mapping and other necessary activities to maintain and enhance the overall planting, using funds from outside of this grant.
In FY 2010, a new section of the existing Fruit and Nut Arboretum (Dendropark) designed for the conservation and study of variant forms of native walnut trees was developed and partially planted. This project provided benefit to Kyrgyzstan for providing access to U.S. scientist to document and collect plant genetic resources from the native fruit and nut forests of Kyrgyzstan in 2009. All activities within this agreement are monitored by e-mail.