CGIAR Research Program "Dryland Systems"

Action sites

In Central Asia and the Caucasus, CRP 1.1 has identified three Action Sites, two largely meeting the conditions described as SRT 2 (Reducing vulnerability) and one largely meeting the conditions described as SRT 3 (Sustainable Intensification). In addition, two Satellite Sites were identified, both associated with SRT 3 type. The Sites are as follows:

Target SRT 2 Action Site Aral Sea Lowland: Dashoguz province in Turkmenistan, Khorezm province and Karakalpakstan Autonomous Republic in Uzbekistan, part of Kyzylorda province in Kazakhstan
Target SRT 2 Action Site Rasht Valley: Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
Target SRT 3 Action Site Fergana Valley including Batken, Jalalabad, Osh provinces in Kyrgyzstan, Sogd in Tajikistan, Andijan, Namangan and Fergana provinces in Uzbekistan
Target SRT 3 Satellite Site Kura-Araks Lowland in Azerbaijan
Target SRT 3 Satellite Site Kashkadarya province in Uzbekistan

The Sites and the criteria originally used for identifying them are listed in the Tables below. The Sites were initially selected during a CRP1.1 global consultation in Nairobi, in July 2011. The preparatory groundwork for the Regional Inception Workshop included a detailed characterization of each Action Site according to a common set of bio-physical and socio-economic indicators. A set of research hypotheses and proposed Outputs and Activities were also developed. These documents will be shared with the participants and will provide the basis for Workshop discussion.