Final Report on Conservation Agriculture For Irrigated Areas In Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
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Communication Team ICARDA. (31/1/2014). Final Report on Conservation Agriculture For Irrigated Areas In Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
To ensure wide and effective dissemination and adoption of the CA practices leaflets, poster and other publications been distributed to farmers. Additionally project consultants have published 15 scientific papers based on the results achieved under the project. Also, several manuscripts deal with CA in the irrigated areas under preparation. Based on the results of the project, a Preliminary Guide on the Practice of CA was prepared. A signal variant of a no-till drill has been produced in a factory located in Karshi, near the Uzbekistan project site. The newly-developed no-till drill is a direct result of the project, modifying a disc type conventional seeder into a no-till drill, with the advantage over the models from Turkey being that this type can handle residues and it follows the contours of each row independently and are not fixed. The results from this project provided convincing evidence for farmers and policy makers to start adoption of conservation agriculture in respective project countries. For instance, as a result of this project, irrigated areas under CA reached 1,800 ha in Azerbaijan, 1,100 ha in Kazakhstan and 2,050 ha in Uzbekistan in 2013.