Projects

MANAGING IRRIGATION-DRAINAGE SYSTEMS TO SUSTAINABLY ENHANCE PRODUCTIVITY IN FERGANA VALLEY, CENTRAL ASIA.

DONORS AND PARTNERS:THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRIED AREAS (ICARDA)
ACTIVITIES: Collection and analysis of historic data on irrigation systems in selected Water User Associations; Delineating the WUA based upon soil texture, groundwater levels and groundwater salinity; Establishing different controlled drainage scenarios by coupling groundwater and irrigation schedule model for reducing soil salinity, improving crop productivity and reducing drainage effluents.

EVAPOTRANSPIRATION-BASED IRRIGATION SCHEDULING FOR WINTER WHEAT AND COTTON IN THE ARAL SEA BASIN, UZBEKISTAN.

DONORS AND PARTNERS: THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRY AREAS (ICARDA)
LOCATION: Khorezm Region
ACTIVITIES: Crop coefficient for winter wheat and cotton was developed; Assessment of alternative solutions, irrigation technologies; Assessment of currently locally practiced irrigation methods and regimes; 1 seminar was conducted with 30 participants (farmers, agricultural specialists).

SMART IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY: The proposed model has the potential to make present irrigation practices more precise and allows decreasing irrigation water amount at field level during vegetation season by 40% with simultaneous increase in crop yield by at least 15%. Download (.pdf) file

SUSTAINING LIVELIHOODS AFFECTED BY THE ARAL SEA DISASTER, UZBEKISTAN.

DONORS AND PARTNERS: UNESCO Tashkent Representative office (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), Urgench State University (Urgench, Uzbekistan)
LOCATION: Republic of Karakalpakstan
ACTIVITIES:

  • Establishment of an information-resource center at the Urgench State University
  • Training of agricultural consultants on resource saving innovation technologies for sustainable development of southern karakalpakstan
  • Seminars on sustainable development and environmental management for administrators, journalists and students of the Academy of State and Social Construction under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (105 participants)
  • Educational seminars on sustainable development for teachers of the lyceums and colleges (68 participants)
  • Seminars on agricultural innovations and modern technologies in plant growing on degraded and marginal lands, effective methods of water use for farmers (100 participants)

EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF CONJUNCTIVE USE OF CANAL AND DRAINAGE WATER, DIFFERENT CROPPING PATTERNS, AND IMPROVED IRRIGATION PRACTICES ON CONTROL OF SALINITY AND WATERLOGGING AND DELINEATE MOST EFFICIENT WATER MANAGEMENT AND AGRONOMIC PRACTICES.

DONORS AND PARTNERS: RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDING
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRIED AREAS (ICARDA)
ACTIVITIES: Collecting historical data from secondary sources for weather, canal water salinity, groundwater salinity, drainage water quality and quantity; Analysis of the data for defining possible conjunctive water management options from a technical point of view; Establishing the field trial in selected Water Consumers Association.
LOCATION: Republic of Karakalpakstan, The Lower Amudarya State Biosphere Reserve.
ACTIVITIES: Development and testing of sustainable, climate and site-adapted land-use concepts; development of Environmental education and communication Centre; Strengthening of cross-border technical cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan protected areas; Community-based nature protection and sustainable forest management.

INTEGRATED LAND AND WATER PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT IN THE ARAL SEA BASIN

DONORS AND PARTNERS: TRUSSIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDING THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRIED AREAS (ICARDA)
LOCATION: Khorezm Region
ACTIVITIES: Selection of appropriate water productive wheat varieties; Establishing a seed system; Conduct appropriate irrigation scheduling; Economic evaluation of the integrated crop production system.

DETERMINING OPTIMUM WATER AND NUTRIENTS LEACHING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SALINE AREAS OF KHOREZM, UZBEKISTAN.

DONORS AND PARTNERS: THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRIED AREAS (ICARDA)
LOCATION: Khorezm Region
ACTIVITIES: Identification farmers’ irrigation and leaching practices for major crops; Conduct long term climate data analysis; Creating a matrix based on data collected and GIS mapping for entire Khorezm region; Developing guidelines documents and software for calculating optimum water leaching and nutrients amounts for the Khorezm Basin.

EVALUATION AND DEMONSTRATION OF HIGH YELDING WINTER WHEAT VARIETIES.

DONORS AND PARTNERS: THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRIED AREAS (ICARDA)
LOCATION: Khorezm Region
ACTIVITIES: Establishing research sites; Conducting field experiments, 35 varieties and lines of winter wheat tested; 2 new crop varieties of winter wheat “Aral and “Amu-Darya” selected and submitted for approval by State authorities; Crop yield and seed quality data collected; Field days for farmers and representatives of local authorities were organized.

BUILDING EDUCATORS’ COMPETENCIES IN EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

DONORS AND PARTNERS: The Public Foundation for the support of NGOs and other civil society institutions under the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
LOCATION: Khorezm Region
ACTIVITIES: Conducting a series of training seminars for natural science teachers and management staff of colleges and lyceums on Sustainable Development and Education for Sustainable Development.

For the Khorezm region, KRASS has recieved approval and support from local authorities and partner organizaions. (Support letters from Farmers association and Hokimiyat)