Reduction of and adaptation to environmental risks
01.10.2023 - 30.09.2025
The project UzFarmBarometer aims at a better understanding of farmers’ motivations and constraints in order to develop options for encouraging voluntary adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in Uzbekistan. Despite the high expectations associated with sustainable agricultural practices, in many areas around the world, including Uzbekistan, their adoption rate of is still low. Behavioral economists have identified several factors hampering the general tendency of farmers to try out new practices. Considering them can enrich research outcomes and contribute to more realistic and better-understood farmers’ decision-making.
The project’s overall research objective is to develop a clear understanding of the decision-making processes and choices of sustainable agricultural practices among Uzbekistan’s farmers. As there is no established up-to-date high-quality micro-level data, another important component of the project is to construct a nationally representative farm survey and to bring together stakeholders to set up a permanent data collection infrastructure. The theories, methods, and data of the project will be offered to doctoral researchers and analysts in Uzbekistan through a series of capacity building seminars.
- Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT), Uzbekistan
- Center of Policy Research and Outreach (CPRO)
- German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
- Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation of the Republic of Uzbekistan