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

23 April 2021 - 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 institutional changes in Central Asian agriculture and water management.

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 spatial variations in policies produced a diversity of contrasting outcomes across the region. For economists as well as researchers in related disciplines, this diversity of approaches and outcomes make the region a treasury of ‘natural experiments’ worth studying and contributing new theoretical and fieldwork insights to knowledge.

For the Special Issue, we invite manuscripts from economists, sociologists and political scientists providing new understandings into the progress of agricultural reforms, farm restructuring, and institutional changes in Central Asian agriculture and water management, more specifically on topics related to:

  • Agricultural diversification, productivity growth and food security
  • Transformation in organizations and institutions of water management
  • Sustainable agricultural practices and climate change resilience
  • State-directed and voluntary organization of agricultural production
  • Smallholders integration into value chains

Editors:

Prof. Dr. Richard Pomfret, University of Adelaide, Australia

Dr. Nodir Djanibekov, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany

More information about the Call for papers is available on the journals website at https://water-ca.org/news/cfp-special-issue-30-years-of-reforms

Deadline for manuscript submission is 15 June 2021.

Central Asian Journal of Water Research (CAJWR) is an open-access peer-reviewed e-Journal dedicated to all aspects of water management in Central Asia. The journal is published by the Kazakh-German-University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The CAJWR does not charge for publication.

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