Focus on Seed Programs The Kyrgyzstan Seed Industry
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Abduhakim Islamov, Arne Hede, Rutger Persson, Anna Berlin, Zewdie Bishaw. (1/6/2007). Focus on Seed Programs The Kyrgyzstan Seed Industry. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Kyrgyzstan is one of the smallest countries in Central Asia bordering Kazakhstan in the north, China in the east, Tajikistan in the south and Uzbekistan in the west. Seventy percent of the country is situated more than 2000 masl, with extensive mountainous areas. The climate is continental, with hot and dry summers and cold winters with large local variations depending on the altitude. Annual precipitation is unevenly distributed, ranging from 200 mm in the lowlands to more than 1000 mm in other areas.