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Water resources assessment, irrigation and agricultural developments in Tajikistan

Kristina Toderich (), Munimjon Abbdusamatov and Tsuneo Tsukatani ()
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Kristina Toderich: Samarkand Academy of Sciences, Uzbekistan
Munimjon Abbdusamatov: State Control on Water Use and Preservation of Water Resources, Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan

No 585, KIER Working Papers from Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research

Abstract: This paper provides a description of current state of water resources assessment in Tajikistan, their use for the agriculture development and maintenance of irrigation infrastructures. The Vakhsh and Pyandzh River Basins and its tributaries in Tajikistan were directly surveyed during an expedition within the framework of a Joint Research Project: Investigation of natural resources of Central Asia and reconstruction of agriculture in Afghanistan, that is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Japan Grant in Aid for Scientific Joint Research, 2003, No. 15252002), that is represented by professor Dr. Tsuneo Tsukatani, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Kyoto Institute of Economics, Kyoto University, Japan. The field expedition was carried out in September 2003 according to the Joint Project Research Program to study the natural resources and contemporary state of irrigation in Pyandzh River basin.

Keywords: water resources; cropping system; irrigation infrastructure; Tajikistan; Subsurface drip irrigation; SDI; Pyandzh; AmuDarya; Kumsangir; Vakhsh (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
Date: 2004-03
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