Training "Promoting sustainable development and effective use of natural resources"
On 14 February 2015, a training to promote sustainable development in agriculture and effective use of natural resources will be organized by the Khorezm Rural Advisory Support Service (KRASS) and the UNESCO Tashkent Office in the framework of the UN Joint Programme “Sustaining Livelihoods Affected by the Aral Sea Disaster”.
Some 45 participants, scholars of the Academy of State and Social Construction under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Tashkent will participate in this training, which will focus on the concept of sustainable development and sustainable agriculture; innovations and modern technologies for growing crops on degraded and marginal lands, and the efficient water management. The majority of the participants will be middle level government authorities at the regional and local levels of Karakalpakstan, Khorezm and Bukhara districts.
The capacity-building will be based on the findings of a research project undertaken by the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, in collaboration with UNESCO and the State University of Urgench, between 2002 and 2010. Best practices for growing cash crops will be disseminated and good agricultural practices will be shared.