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A Farm in Kumsangir of Tajikistan: A Perspective of Water/land Use along Pyandzh River

Kristina Toderich, Tsuneo Tsukatani (), Munimjon Abdusamatov, Rahmon Rahmatulloev, Rustam Latipov and Timur Khujanazarov
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Kristina Toderich: Department of Desert Ecology and Water Resources Research, Samarkand Division of Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Munimjon Abdusamatov: Specialized Inspectorate of the State Control on Water Use and Preservation of Water Resources, State Committee for Environmental Protection and Forestry
Rahmon Rahmatulloev: Republican Center for Farm Privatization Support under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
Rustam Latipov: Specialized Inspectorate of the State Control on Water Use and Preservation of Water Resources, State Committee for Environmental Protection and Forestry
Timur Khujanazarov: Technical State University

No 619, KIER Working Papers from Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research

Abstract: We carried out an assessment of natural resources use and management along with the on-farm observations and experience gathered through a fieldwork expedition along the riparian basin of Pyandzh River from Tajik side. It is described the natural vegetation irrigation history, technologies, agriculture, crops diversity and farmer development system through this vast area of Khatlon Province of Southwestern Tajikistan. Target area is Kumsangir District and Mumin Farm in the district along Pyandzh River. By performing this survey, we could further examine our preliminary studies on the potentials for agriculture using of Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) technique on the right bank of Pyandzh River. Many of the local farmers, pastoralist communities, and some of the agricultural authorities and governmental leaders were interviewed to help understand the history of their irrigation infrastructures, their concerns on the issue of land use and agricultural activities, and their outlook and desires to implement cost-effective watershed-scale water saving technologies.

Keywords: natural resources; subsurface drip irrigation (SDI); Pyandzh; Amu Darya; Kumsangir; water quality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 59pages
Date: 2006-05
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