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International forum gives renewed impetus to agricultural research cooperation in arid and semi-arid areas

Climate change is widely believed to increase desertification globally.

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Potato growers in Uzbekistan learn water-saving methods

Potato cultivation is a source of livelihood for many smallholders in Uzbekistan.

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Mainstreaming integrated pest management in Central Asia

When faced with the threat of pest infestation, farmers in Central Asia still count largely on the conventional method; they use chemicals.

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Helping wheat growers learn more about seeds

Wheat improvement programs in Central Asia have made notable advances in recent years.

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Spreading knowledge on how to adapt to climate change in Central Asia

As agriculture plays an important role in the economies of Central Asian countries, tackling problems related to climate change is a priority on the research agenda in the region.

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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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