April, 2013
This monthly electronic newsletter provides a snapshot of some of the current work of the Regional Program for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia and the Caucasus, supported by the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The Program aims at reducing poverty and hunger, improving human health and nutrition, and enhance ecosystem resilience through high-quality international research, partnership and leadership in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia).

Contacts

CGIAR Program Facilitation Unit for Central Asia and the Caucasus
c/o International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
P.O. Box 4375
Tashkent 100000
Uzbekistan

Tel.:
(998-71) 237-21-30/69/04; 234-82-16; 234-83-57; 237-47-19

E-mail:
pfu-tashkent@cgiar.org

Web site:
www.cac-program.org

Acknowledging farmers' contributions to research is important for biodiversity conservation efforts. Photo by L. Nikolyai. / Ïðèçíàíèå âêëàäà ôåðìåðîâ â íàóêó ÿâëÿåòñÿ âàæíûì ýëåìåíòîì ðàáîòû ïî ñîõðàíåíèþ áèîðàçíîîáðàçèÿ. Ôîòî Ë. Íèêîëÿè.

New guidelines aid cooperation between researchers, farmers in conservation of plant diversity

Date: April 15, 2013

Fostering cooperation between researchers and policymakers on one side and farmers on the other is important for conservation efforts in Central Asia, as in any other region.

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Новые рекомендации способствуют улучшению сотрудничества между учеными и фермерами в сфере сохранения биоразнообразия

Дата: April 15, 2013

Улучшение сотрудничества между учеными и руководящими органами, а также фермерами играет важную роль в работе по сохранению биоразнообразия в Центральной Азии, как и в любом другом регионе.

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Boreholes represent a simple technology of groundwater irrigation on small pilot farms in Uzbekistan. Photo by Dr Akmal Karimov. / Ñêâàæèíû ÿâëÿþòñÿ ïðîñòîé òåõíîëîãèåé äëÿ èñïîëüçîâàíèÿ ãðóíòîâûõ âîä ïðè îðîøåíèè íà ìàëûõ ïèëîòíûõ ôåðìåðñêèõ õîçÿéñòâàõ â Óçáåêèñòàíå. Ôîòî ä-ðà Àêìàëÿ Êàðèìîâà.

Uzbek researchers learn about India's experience in groundwater use for agriculture

Date: April 24, 2013

The prospect of water shortage for agricultural irrigation is a worry in parts of Central Asia. Yet water management practices in the region need an overhaul.

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Узбекские ученые познакомились с опытом Индии в использовании грунтовых вод в сельском хозяйстве

Дата: April 24, 2013

Перспектива нехватки воды для орошения в сельском хозяйстве вызывает беспокойство в некоторых регионах Центральной Азии.

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