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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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12 November 2021

MoU between IAMO and the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan

On November 11, IAMO Director Thomas Glauben and the Uzbek Minister of Agriculture Jamshid Khodjaev signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  to further intensify the cooperation between IAMO and the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan. The...

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12 November 2021

Stakeholder Workshop on Innovative Index Insurance in Central Asia

On November 18, KlimALEZ team will organize an online dissemination workshop presenting project finding for stakeholder from business, politics and research. In addition to presentations for project members on novel data tools and applications, the...

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23 April 2021

Call for Papers Special Issue "30 years of agricultural reforms in Central Asia"

For a Special Issue "30 years of agricultural reforms in Central Asia" in Central Asian Journal of Water Research (CAJWR), we invite manuscripts from economists, sociologists and political scientists providing new understandings into the progress of agricultural reforms, farm restructuring, and...

Emerging from the Soviet centrally planned economy, each of five Central Asian countries opted for its own unique path of reorganizing its agricultural sector towards a desirable production and farm structure. The three decades of transformations and...

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06 November 2020

TSUE Online Conference “Sustainable agricultural development and regional cooperation for inclusive growth in Central Asia” held on October 20-22, 2020.

October 20-22, the TSUE Conference 2020 featured an opportunity for representatives from science and politics to discuss “Sustainable agricultural development and regional cooperation for inclusive growth in Central Asia”. The event was organized...

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17 August 2020

Call for Papers - International Central Asia Conference

In October 2020, the international scientific online conference on "Sustainable Agricultural Development and Regional Cooperation for Inclusive Growth in Central Asia" will take place. Contributions can be submitted until 10 September.

The three-day...

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30 June 2020

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research recognizes IAMO's successful projects in Central Asia

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been recognizing several of IAMO's Central Asia group's projects as examplary cases of successful cross-country research. for BMBF-funded international scientific cooperation.

The two...

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11 June 2020

Study examines the relation between agriculture and the declining marmot population in Kazakhstan

A group of scientists, including IAMO Central Asia Group members, combined 1960s satellite data with modern satellite imagery to track marmot burros in Kazakhstan over more than 50 years. The steppe marmot (Marmota bobak), a keystone species in the...

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