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Revitalising animal husbandry in Central Asia: A five-country analysis


Thematic complex:
Organisation of agriculture
Project duration:
01.07.2017 - 30.09.2019
Investigated countries:
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

As in many transition and developing countries worldwide, increasing incomes of the urban population have stimulated demand for livestock products in Central Asia. Given their extensive rangelands, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are even considered as future exporters of meat and dairy products by international observers. In fact, livestock is of manifold importance for the economic and social development of the region. However, after the collapse of Soviet livestock herds in the 1990s, all five Central Asian countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan struggled with finding a suitable development strategy for their livestock sectors. Against this background, the “Revitalising animal husbandry in Central Asia: A five-country analysis – ANICANET” project aims at gaining empirically founded insights into strategies stimulating the revitalisation of livestock husbandry in the five Central Asian countries. It emphasises quantitative data collection across countries and the promotion of research capacity in Central Asia. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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30.10.-01.11.2018 | Conference “Social science knowledge and sustainable agricultural development along the Silk Road”
25. - 29.09.2017 | ANICANET Summer School 2017


30.10.2018 | Workshop analysed central questions of animal husbandry in Central Asia
05.09.2018 | IAMO teams up with Asian Development Bank to support economic diversification in Kazakhstan
02. - 15.04.2018 | Start of the primary data collection on livestock development in Central Asian countries

Project publications

Djanibekov, Nodir; Petrick, Martin (2024) Statistical data on farming structures, land use and agricultural output for provinces in five Central Asian countries 1992-2018. IAMO. Data File Version 2.0.0. Download

Robinson, Sarah; Bozayeva, Janil; Mukhamedova, Nozilakhon; Djanibekov, NodirPetrick, Martin (2021) Ranchers or pastoralists? Farm size, specialisation and production strategy amongst cattle farmers in south-eastern Kazakhstan. Pastoralism 11, 3. Download

Robinson, Sarah (2020) Livestock in Central Asia: From rural subsistence to engine of growth? IAMO Discussion Paper No. 193, Halle (Saale): IAMO. Download

Umarov, Khojamahmad (2019) Сектор животноводства в Таджикистане: Проблемы устойчивого и сбалансированного развития (Livestock sector in Tajikistan: Problems of sustainable and balanced development). IAMO Discussion Paper No. 190, Halle (Saale): IAMO. Download

Aganov, Stanislav; Kepbanov, Yolbars; Ovezmuradov, Gurbanmyrat (2019) Реструктуризация сектора животноводства в Туркменистане (Restructuring of livestock sector in Turkmenistan). IAMO Discussion Paper No. 189, Halle (Saale): IAMO. Download

Naumov, Yuriy; Pugach, Igor (2019) Проблемы и перспективы развития животноводства в Узбекистане (Problems and prospects for livestock development in Uzbekistan). IAMO Discussion Paper No. 188, Halle (Saale): IAMO. Download


		Dr. Nodir Djanibekov

Dr. Nodir Djanibekov

Research Associate
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Project Staff

Prof. Dr. Martin Petrick
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Nozilakhon Mukhamedova

Dr. Nodir Djanibekov
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld (Project leader)
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