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Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management


  1. Adapting regional agriculture to climate change

    Date: 05.07.2016.

    Central Asia is expected to experience significant levels of climatic changes over coming decades, which may negatively impact crop yields and farming incomes.

  2. Best SLM practices for farmers

    Date: 01.07.2016.

    More than 90 sustainable land management practices, systematized and tested in all five countries of the region, are now available to farmers interested in increasing their lands' productivity.

  3. Winter chickpea introduced in Uzbekistan

    Date: 17.06.2016.

    Cultivation of winter chickpea is a new practice in Uzbekistan. It became possible thanks to research for cold-resistant varieties for arid lands.

  4. Law on rangelands is a necessity

    Date: 19.04.2016.

    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. However, unsystematic and excessive load on rangelands has led to strong processes of land degradation and put pressure on rangeland resources.

  5. Horticulture and vine-growing in northern regions of Uzbekistan

    Date: 10.11.2015.

    Farmers in Karakalpakstan and Khorezm Region of Uzbekistan grow varieties of fruits and grapes, which are adapted to adverse environmental conditions.

  6. Rural advisory and extension services in Central Asia

    Date: 01.11.2015.

    An effectively operating rural advisory service would combine functions of education, knowledge dissemination and consulting.

  7. Efficient fodder production in the rangelands of Uzbekistan

    Date: 30.10.2015.

    Households in Uzbekistan are increasingly investing livestock as a secure way of savings. However, this puts much pressure on the existing rangeland resources.

  8. Establishing pistachio plantations in arid lands of Kyrgyzstan

    Date: 29.10.2015.

    In 2009, Rasuljan Khaitov, a local farmer began subduing 5 hectares of land by planting 7,600 seedlings of Akbari variety pistachio, almond and peach.

  9. Plastic mulching: a proven means of raising cotton yields

    Date: 14.05.2015.

    One of the key ways to improve the energy regime of the soil root zone and near-surface air is soil mulching – involving the application of a layer close to the ground, a proven means of conserving moisture, improving fertility and soil health, and reducing weed growth.
  10. Minimum tillage: a cost-effective solution for drylands agriculture

    Date: 05.05.2015.

    Minimum tillage is a cost-effective and proven means of raising productivity in dryland regions, helping to eliminate soil compaction and reduce the evaporation of moisture.

Project Purpose

Acting as an information repository and knowledge hub, this website helps to increase the use of innovations developed by the well-established CACILM Project in Central Asia. Its synthesis, compilation, and dissemination of current research provide a secure knowledge base that policymakers and other stakeholders can access and utilize to develop sustainable strategies capable of addressing the region’s severe land degradation.

The Project is funded by IFAD and led by ICARDA under framework of CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems.

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