Efforts to combat land degradation in five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have received a new impetus with the establishment of a platform to consolidate knowledge and promote sustainable land management approaches and technologies that have been devised by researchers as well as farmers.

Among these practices are zero and minimum tillage, raised-bed planting, use of improved crop varieties and intercropping practices, water-saving technologies and non-traditional fertilizers, rotational grazing in desert regions, agro-forestry melioration for rehabilitation of degraded irrigated lands and others.


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