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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2000

DARCA Desertification and regeneration : modelling the impact of market reforms on central asian rangelands

Desertification Regeneration - Central Asian Rangelands

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : DARCA Desertification and regeneration : modelling the impact of market reforms on central asian rangelands

Région : Asie Centrale

Code du projet : ICA2-CT-2000-10015 FP5-INCO 2

Durée : 2000-10-01 to 2004-07-31

Descriptif
The objective of this project is to contribute to policies that promote environmentally sustainable and profitable pastoral livestock industries in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. To achieve this goal, remote-sensed data will be used to identify desertification patterns at selected study sites. Satellite-based environmental assessments will be combined with inter-disciplinary field studies that show why grazing systems are changing and how these changes affect desertification processes. Results of these studies will be integrated into a model that predicts how pastoral households will respond to changes in government policy, shifts in market prices or fluctuations in stock numbers. The model will be used to forecast the environmental impact of alternative policies and to identify improved husbandry practices for private flock operators. Results will be disseminated to national policy makers, international donor agencies, and representatives of local producer groups. Training and material support provided by the project will improve the capacity of Central Asian research institutes to conduct similar work in the future.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : MACAULAY LAND USE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (United Kingdom)
Participants : C. J. J. LUNCH United Kingdom ; CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT – CIRAD France ; IC CONSULTANTS LTD United Kingdom ; INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND VETERINARY DEVELOPMENT Turkmenistan ; INSTITUTE OF BOTANY & PHYTOINTRODUCTION Kazakhstan ; KAZAK SHEEP BREEDING INSTITUTE Kazakhstan ; KAZAKSTAN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PASTURE & FODDER Kazakhstan ; NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESERTS, FLORA & FAUNA

Budget
Coût total : EUR 1 019 781
Contribution UE : EUR 980 620

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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