Involved Countries: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Project Donor(s): Islamic Development Bank
Project Duration: 2011-2014
Project Partners: ICBA, ICARDA and ICRISAT
The project aims to improve rural livelihoods and food security through the use of marginal lands in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The main emphasis of the project is placed on the application of the principles and practices of biosaline agriculture to achieve sustainable management of land and water resources. From a practical point of view, introduction and testing of sorghum and pearl millet are intended to meet the growing demand of quality seeds of these crops, which are well adapted to local conditions, as well as the development of recommendations on crop management technologies packages and crop-livestock productivity system, which would improve the skills of local scientists and farmers.