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Cultivation of pistachio can be an investment in the future

Date: 2016-04-25.

ICARDA-led Knowledge Management CACILM II project organized pistachio tree planting on 23 April in Bostanlyk district of Tashkent region, Uzbekistan. Photo by Sanobar Khudoybergenova.

Pistachio tree planting event took place on 23 April in Bostanlyk district of Tashkent region, Uzbekistan.

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Institutional and legal aspects of rangelands development in Uzbekistan

Date: 2016-04-01.

Rangelands in Uzbekistan are one of the most important life-supporting natural ecosystems. Photo by Sanobar Khudoybergenova.

Rural households in Uzbekistan customarily invest into livestock as a secure way of savings. Surroundings of settlements and accessible watering points are normally used as grazing areas.

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Developing national capacity on vegetable grafting technology

Date: 2016-03-25.

12 young researchers of the Research Institute of Vegetable, Melon Crops and Potato were trained on vegetable grafting technology. Photo by Dr. Ravza Mavlyanova.

The greenhouse vegetable production in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC) is significantly below its potential due to a number of biotic and abiotic factors, including soil diseases (fusarium and nematodes), causing significant damage to plants and yields.

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New Opportunities for Conservation Agriculture in Uzbekistan

Date: 2016-03-15.

Newly developed no-till drill equipment was presented and analyzed during a training course on no-till technology and crop diversification. Photo by Dr. Aziz Nurbekov.

The world experience on adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) - one of the most important components of sustainable agriculture - suggests that the countries effectively using no-till drill machinery, are implementing CA practices the fastest.

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Strengthening national and international collaboration

Date: 2016-02-29.

Stakeholders from 8 countries of the CAC region gathered for the International Conference on Eurasian Food Security and Nutrition Network and Eurasian Soil Partnership held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan during 29 February - 2 March. Leading a plenary session, Dr. Kamel Shideed presented “ICARDA in Central Asia and the Caucasus: History of Collaboration and Achievements”. Photo by Rustam A. Ibragimov.

For many years the CGIAR Regional Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus program (CAC) has been successful in collaborating with local and international research institutions, public organizations, universities, farmers’ associations and other groups of partners.

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