Irrigation Extension Development in Central Asia:Experience from Water Productivity Improvement Project of Ferghana Valley
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Oyture Anarbekov, Kahramon Jumaboev, Mohan Reddy Junna, Shukhrat Mukhamedjanov. (31/5/2015). Irrigation Extension Development in Central Asia: Experience from Water Productivity Improvement Project of Ferghana Valley. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Extension is vital to the development of irrigated agriculture especially in Central Asian countries, where countries transformed from planed to market economies after independence. These transitions also influenced to impose new institutions in agricultural sector in order to implement new water and land forms introduced by Central Asian countries. This paper examines how irrigation extension successfully implemented in Ferghana Valley in order to deliver hydro and agro knowledge to farmers through proposed new innovations system within SDC funded Water Productivity Improvement project and also provides information impact of project intervention to satisfy farmers needs and overall improving their livelihoods.