Climate change-related problems cause growing concerns about the future of agricultural production in Central Asia.
In recent years efforts to combat land degradation in Central Asia have received a new impetus.
Impact of climate change is not a distant prospect in Central Asia, a region of mostly arid and semi-arid lands.
Salt-induced land degradation is a big problem in Central Asia, a region of mostly arid and semi-arid lands.
A new high-yielding and stress-tolerant winter wheat variety has been submitted to the State Variety Testing Commission in Turkmenistan.
The Regional Program for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia and Caucasus was initiated in 1998, and operates as a consortium of eight National Agricultural Research Centers (NARS), eight Centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR consortium members) and three additional advanced research institutions (non-CGIAR consortium members).