A workshop on “Innovations for Improving Drylands in Central Asia” organized by ICARDA held on December 14-15, 2016 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The workshop was organized under the Collaborative Research and Capacity Building Program for the Development of Sustainable and Resilient Agricultural Production Systems and the Conditions of Changing Climate in Central Asia (CRP-DS) headed by the CGIAR Regional Program for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia and Caucasus led by ICARDA.
The event brought together representatives of Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources in Uzbekistan (MAWR) and National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) from five countries of Central Asia, donor organizations, members of the international agricultural research centers and others involved in current projects related to agricultural development in the region.
This workshop has been supported by the Eurasian Center for Food Security under funding by the Russian Federation. The main agenda of the event was to present technologies and approaches developed for improving drylands over the past four years in Central Asia, share the knowledge on dryland systems developed collaboratively by International and National Agriculture Research Centers in partnership with NARS, funded by other donors, find out ways to move innovations to the field for end-users, determine further needs to address the present and emerging environmental challenges to food security and identify funding opportunities for further work.