Climate Change Adaptation in Central Asia and China

February 27, 2012 at 9:33 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

International Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Asia and China, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2-3 February

Helping farmers adapt to climate change: research to inform policy development

A three-year, multi-partner project, Adaptation to climate change in Central Asia and China, supported by the Asian Development Bank, has helped identify policy options that could help smallholder farmers adapt to changing production conditions.  The end-of-project workshop in Tashkent was attended by researchers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China; Uzbek policy makers; and scientists from ICARDA and the International Food Policy Research Institute.

“The achievements of the project have been substantial,” said Prof. Sherali Nurmatov, Uzbekistan’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources. “Research on how climate change affects farmers’ livelihoods is crucial for decision making processes in every country.” Project scientists described how they used a combination of GIS mapping, crop modeling and socio-economic assessments to identify policies to strengthen climate change adaptation in dryland agriculture. The workshop aimed to review and package the findings, and use them effectively to inform policy development. Given that agriculture in the region is likely to be severely impacted by climate change, delegates stressed the need for a second project phase to build on these results. The Phase 2 proposal is now being developed jointly by project partners.

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