AGRIWANET wrap-up workshop at the IAAE Inter-Conference Symposium "Agricultural Transitions along the Silk Road"
04. April 2016 - AGRIWANET project has organized a wrap-up workshop in a form of two sessions at the IAAE Inter-Conference Symposium "Agricultural Transitions along the Silk Road", Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The session presented the interim results of the AGRIWANET project. The agricultural sector has remained important in terms of employment, rural livelihoods, food security and government earnings and as such for general economic development in all countries of Central Asia. Over twenty years of creating unique paths of transition to the market-based economy can provide a fertile ground for comparative analysis that speaks to general issues in agricultural development. The variety of approaches in reorganization of regional agricultural production created different challenges for its sustainable development. The objective of these two session was to provide an overview of national policy making experience in Central Asia by combining local insights with a cross-country research perspective.
Presentations of the wrap-up workshop, 4 April 2016:
Session I: Farm Restructuring in Central Asia
- An overview of AGRIWANET project activities, by Nodir Djanibekov (IAMO, Germany)
- 25 years of Agrarian Reforms in Kyrgyzstan: Achievements and Issues, by Roman Mogilevskii (University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan)
- Turkmenistan’s experience in farm restructuring, by Gurbanmyrat Ovezmuradov (NGO Natural Energy, Turkmenistan)
Session II: The Challenges of Crop Diversification
- Kazakhstan’s approach to cotton policy, by Dauren Oshakbayev (Applied Research Center Talap, Kazakhstan)
- Development of cotton production and agricultural diversification in Tajikistan, by Khodjamakhmad Umarov (Tajik National University, Tajikistan)
- Agricultural policy of wheat production and crop diversification in Uzbekistan, byYuliy Yusupov (Center for Economic Development, Uzbekistan)