Increasing the profile of crop diversity in agricultural production and policies in Uzbekistan

Rapid environmental and socio-economic changes caused by climate change, population growth, migration, and other factors create important challenges to agricultural production in Central Asia. More intense droughts and soil salinization are among the key environmental problems that smallholder farmers in Uzbekistan face. The necessity to ensure that farmers have access to varieties that can cope >> Read more

Kyrgyzstan Spatial – a new interactive atlas promoting food security and development

Last week the University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched a new online platform and mapping tool Kyrgyzstan Spatial designed to help policymakers target areas of the country most vulnerable to food insecurity. 

Agricultural Transformation and Food Security in Central Asia

cross-posted from UCA The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) co-hosted a conference on Agricultural Transformation and Food Security in Central Asia, 8-9 April, 2014 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, engaging  government officials, development partners and researchers from the region and abroad in >> Read more

From Transition to Transformation: Food Security in Central Asia

Cross-posted from IFPRI.  April 7, 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan— A conference organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) to be held from April 8-9 will explore how Central Asian countries can best meet the needs of present and future populations for adequate access to nutritious and safe >> Read more

Upcoming: Research Conference on Agricultural Transformation and Food Security in Central Asia

The conference will take place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on April 8-9, 2014 hosted by the PIM’s lead center, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the University of Central Asia, to unveil IFPRI's new Central Asia Research and Capacity Strengthening Program and to engage national policymakers, researchers, and development partners in its research and capacity-building activities. The Central >> Read more