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Welcome to IAMO Central Asia Research Group

IAMO's Central Asia Research Group is a network of scientists conducting interdisciplinary research on agricultural, socio-economic and ecological transformation processes in Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

Our state-of-the art, multidisciplinary research is targeting not only a research audience but also aims at policy-impact and scientific transfer into the economic sphere. In addition to research, we put a particular focus on knowledge transfer and capacity building in the region.


05 April 2022

Published: Special issue of 30 Years of Farm Restructuring and Water Management Reforms in Central Asia

The special issue edited by Richard Pomfret and Nodir Djanibekov was announced in February 2021 inviting contributions that cover the past thirty years of agricultural transformation in Central Asia and encouraged submissions from economists,...

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02 March 2022

Food policy response measures to COVID-19 in Central Asia and Caucasus

IAMO researchers Nodir Djanibekov and Thomas Herzfeld look at the impacts of the first waves of the COVID-19 pandemic on agriculture, food security, and rural communities in the countries of Central Asia and Caucasus, and provide options to strengthen the resilience of the agricultural sector during...

The progress of the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 resulted in a contraction of the economies of countries in Central Asia and Caucasus which showed high rates of economic growth in previous years. After the first corona cases, many governments...

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02 February 2022

Research explores farm size, specialization and production strategy amongst cattle farmers in south-eastern Kazakhstan

Within the research conducted in the ANICANET project, an international team of researchers, including an IAMO Central Asia Group member, explored the patterns of production in Kazakhstan’s traditionally nomadic livestock sector, focusing on the beef...

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