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Pastoralism and Farming in Central Asia’s Mountains: A Research Review

This paper reviews and discusses the distinctive characteristics of mountain agro-pastoralism in Central Asia. Opening with a discussion of past and present research directions on this topic, the paper proceeds to outline the background to farming and raising livestock in the mountains. We then summarize key findings which are relevant...
Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan

Agricultural Extension in Central Asia: Existing Strategies and Future Needs

This paper provides information on the current status of the agricultural extension systems in Central Asia (CA), with special reference to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The report reviews the existing extension strategies, donor- and state-driven initiatives to revitalize the agricultural extension systems, informal linkages that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) play in...
Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Uzbekistan

Case study
Community based pasture management in Kyrgystan

Pasture is one of the most vital natural resources for Central Asia countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It accounts for nearly 260 million hectares of land resources being a basis for livestock breeding which is an income source for the majority of Central Asia population. Pasture land is...

Central Asia: Acting locally – cooperating regionally

Sustainable use of natural resources in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
In close cooperation with the German Development Service (DED) and the Centre for  international Migration and Development (CIM) a number of projects have been carried out in recent years, ranging from direct support of communities to the promotion of trans-border cooperation and regional partnerships. The successes of the initial years...
Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan

Central Asia and the South Caucasus: Challenges, Opportunities, Priority Needs and Actions Required for Improving Agricultural Research for Development

The Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC) region consists of five countries in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) and three in the South Caucasus (Armenia Azerbaijan and Georgia). The eight countries of the region attained independence after the breakdown of the former Soviet Union in 1991, and...
Argentina - Azerbaijan - Georgia - Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan
2010 - Central Asia and the Caucasus Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (CACAARI)

Technical paper
A Vision for Sustainable Land Management Research in Central Asia

Central Asia consists of five ‘transition’ economies (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and covers 399.4 million hectares (Mha), about two-thirds of which are drylands. Developing sustainable land management options in this region must take into account the biophysical constraints (low rainfall, extreme rainfall variability, and heat and cold stresses),...
Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan
2009 - ICARDA Central Asia and Caucasus Program

Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Livelihoods

Challenges and Trends in Central Asian Mountain Regions
The history of Central Asia reveals a complex patchwork of tribes, ethnicities and nations bound together in a struggle to survive in some of the region’s most harsh and unforgiving lands. Only those who knew the secrets of living in harmony with their environment were able to survive and eventually...
Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Uzbekistan
2008 - CAMP Program 208

Technical paper
Kyrgyz Livestock Study

Pasture Management and Use
Kyrgyz Republic is a landlocked country situated in the north-east part of Central Asia. Its territory occupies about 20,000,000 hectares of land and stretches from west to east for about 970 kilometers and from north to south for about 400 kilometers. The total area is about 198,000 square kilometers. About...

Working paper
Planning and Policies on Extensive Livestock Development in Central Asia

The main objective of this review is to identify policy and research issues on range livestock production in Central Asia. This report reviews collected material in English, and presents a bibliography and abstracts of works in Russian, on extensive livestock production systems dependent on natural pastures in the ex-Soviet Central...
Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Turkmenistan
1996 - Overseas Development Institute
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