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'Keshen' - a new variety of high-yielding and stress-tolerant sorghum in Kazakhstan

In southern-western part of Kazakhstan like in other Central Asian countries, intensive irrigation leads to soil erosion, loss of organic matter, salinization and waterlogging.

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A year in achievements - looking back at 2015, moving ahead...

Declared as the "International Year of Soils" by the 68th UN General Assembly, the year 2015 showcased implementation of a variety of multidisciplinary research programs and projects that have contributed to combating land degradation and improving soils in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

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Continuous knowledge-sharing for sustainable agriculture

Knowledge-sharing initiatives like these are beneficial for local institutions, farmers, and national and international researchers alike.

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Policy dialogue towards improving saline soils in Uzbekistan

On 18 December 2015, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in the frame of the Regional Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC), organized a policy dialogue on "Improving soil and land degradation through licorice cultivation in Uzbekistan".

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Saving water and energy resources using drip irrigation

Since ancient times, water has been viewed as spring of life and the main factor for vitality. Likewise, it is impossible to imagine agricultural production without water.

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About the Regional Program

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).

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