Within the framework of the FAO project, the latest agricultural equipment was transferred to the farmers of the Kashkadarya region
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project "Integrated management of natural resources in drought-prone and saline agricultural landscapes of Central Asia and Turkey" in order to ensure efficient use of land and water resources, increase crop yields, sustainable management of dry and saline agricultural lands in the Kashkadarya region, a demonstration site has been created for the introduction of new agricultural technologies.
As part of the project, the farmers of Kashkadarya region were provided with the latest equipment - a direct sowing machine made in Brazil. During the events with the participation of specialists from the FAO Representative Office in Uzbekistan, the principles of operation of the new equipment were demonstrated in practice. It is expected that at the end of the project, improved water and soil management practices will be fully implemented in the work of farmers in Kashkadarya region.
Conservation agriculture is one of the most promising modern methods for addressing drought-related problems. It is based on three principles: minimal disturbance of the soil, the normal condition and productivity of which is the basis of each approach; permanent soil cover with plant residues or live (green) crops to reduce water loss, reduce erosion and protect soil from harsh extreme climatic conditions; diversification of crops (crop rotation).
RPH also has economic benefits for farmers such as immediate cost savings immediately after the introduction of CA technologies by reducing agronomic activities. This fact is a significant advantage for low-income farmers during a period of high growth in prices for fuel and lubricants. Saving fuel and lubricants also helps to improve the carbon balance from land use.