Complete Scaling Readiness Study of Laser-Assisted Land Levelling in Uzbekistan
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Frans Hermans, Aygul Djumanazarova, Akmal Akramkhanov. (1/7/2023). Complete Scaling Readiness Study of Laser-Assisted Land Levelling in Uzbekistan. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Laser-assisted land levelling (LLL) is an innovative technology that utilises laser-guided equipment to create a precise and uniform land surface. This technology has been successfully implemented in Uzbekistan, contributing to improved crop yields and increased farm productivity. It offers several advantages over traditional levelling methods, such as improved irrigation, increased crop yields, reduced soil erosion, and lower labour costs. However, here are also challenges, including high initial costs, technical expertise requirements, weather sensitivity, and maintenance needs. The government has recognised the importance of LLL and made significant investments, including establishing training centres and subsidies for LLL equipment. By scaling LLL, Uzbekistan aims to modernise its agricultural sector, improve productivity, and contribute to environmental sustainability by reducing water and fuel consumption. This report aimed at analyzing the profile of laser assisted land levelling in Uzbekistan, assessing scaling readiness of this technology and provide scaling guidelines.
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