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Quinoa: a climate-proof multi-purpose crop to increase productivity of marginal lands and farmers' livelihoods in the desert areas of Uzbekistan

Drought and salinity has a far greater effect on food security in Central Asia.‎ Evaluation, domestication and sustainable utilization of native and introduced halophytic and salt-tolerant plant resources it would have a significant goal for salinity control, remediation of arid/saline lands for increasing income and r better livelihood of rural communities.‎
ICBA have started a new project on “Towards a sustainable food production on marginal saline lands in Aral and Caspian seas basins” since 2013.‎ The project main goal is to enhance food security by increasing food production on marginalized saline lands through the use of salt tolerant multi-purpose crops, trees and/or halophytic crops.‎ The core of the new project is the integrated, interdisciplinary research conducted by a team of specialists in plant eco-physiology, soil science, plant chemistry, animal nutrition, extension crop and other disciplines that will provide novel knowledge on the use and melioration of marginal lands in Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.‎

Authors: 
Toderich, K, Ismail, S, Rao, N.‎ K
Year: 
۲۰۱۳
Publication type: 
Conference Proceedings
Publication Source: 
Proceedings of the International Conference “Introduction of Crops: Achievements and Prospects”
Page Number: 
۱۵۲-۱۵۵