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Helping to ensure food and nutrition security in southern Tajikistan

The International Potato Center (CIP), a member of the CGIAR Regional Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus, is implementing a USAID-funded project in southern Tajikistan to help smallholder potato growers increase their profits and ensure rural children have more nutritious food.

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Beans with benefits

In parts of Uzbekistan and Central Asia, mung bean is a common ingredient in food.

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International cooperation spurs reforms of rural advisory services in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan

In recent years agricultural science has steadily advanced in Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC).

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New book on rangeland rehabilitation is published

As overgrazing and other human-induced factors continue to put considerable pressure on rangelands, the predominant landscape in Central Asia, scientists work towards solutions to slow down and reverse the negative impact of human activity.

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Seeds of hope: improving agricultural seed production in Uzbekistan

Climate change-related problems cause growing concerns about the future of agricultural production in Central Asia.

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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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