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Kyrgyzstan: Walnuts Boost Farmers’ Income

United Nations - One of the world’s most ancient walnut trees stand tall in Kyrgyzstan. Farmers are now reaping the benefits from the nuts, harvesting them in the middle of the rainy season. UN in Action, Episode #14...

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Kyrgyzstan – Standing Tall

United Nations - In Kyrgyzstan, the fruits of ancient trees are protecting the future of the country’s last remaining forests. By also providing a living for locals, walnuts are helping both people and trees stand tal...

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Kyrgyzstan: Torture on Trial

United Nations, New York, October 2011 - In June 2010, when violence broke out between Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in southern Kyrgyzstan, hundreds of people were detained. Now those Uzbeks who were detained by Kyrgyz police ar...

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Kyrgyzstan: A Nation’s Musical Legacy

United Nations, New York, July 2011 - The ancient music of Kyrgyzstan, the tiny mountainous country in central Asia, was at risk of disappearing forever under Soviet rule. But now the country's rich musical heritage i...

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Kyrgyzstan: Finding a Place to Feed

The traditional lifestyle of nomadic shepherds in Kyrgyzstan is threatened by climate change. Herders are hoping that through reviving ancient practices, their grassland will survive to support their way of life. ...