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.
Irrigated agriculture is the backbone of Uzbekistan’s economy.
Within the framework of CGIAR Regional Program in Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC), The World Vegetable Centre (AVRDC) in collaboration with USAID have launched project activities on "Tajikistan Nutrition-Sensitive Vegetable Technologies" taking place in southwest Khatlon region of Tajikistan.
The International Potato Center (CIP) has embarked upon an ambitious initiative to support expansion and diversification of potato crop in Georgia.
In southern-western part of Kazakhstan like in other Central Asian countries, intensive irrigation leads to soil erosion, loss of organic matter, salinization and waterlogging.
6-9 November, 2016 the "1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress" will be held in New Delhi, India.
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).