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Knowledge Management in 
Central Asian Countries Initiative 
for Land Management phase II 
KM – CACILM II 
Achievements an...
Knowledge Management in 
CACILM-II 
◦ Developed into 3-years ICARDA 
project supported by IFAD 
starting February 2013 
◦ ...
Project objectives 
I. Enhance the CACILM knowledge management 
component for facilitating widespread 
dissemination of SL...
Approach and Components 
 Multidisciplinary approach to 
disseminate SLM at different levels 
through components on: 
◦ S...
Target groups 
i. Key decision and policy making units responsible for 
SLM in each participating country 
ii. NGOs and ru...
Partners 
 Involvement of and support from NARS 
◦ Kazakhstan: Soil Research Institute 
◦ Kyrgyzstan: Ministry of Agricul...
Sources of information 
 Ready technologies to tap for up-scaling: 
◦ CACILM I and other projects 
◦ World Overview of Co...
Collected SLM 
Countries Approaches Technologies TOTAL 
Kazakhstan 1 34 35 
Kyrgyzstan 9 25 34 
Tajikistan 5 31 36 
Turkme...
SLM description 
 Short template 
based on WOCAT 
form 
 Contains short 
definition and info 
about technology, 
referen...
Prioritization and selection of SLM (packages) 
Targeted agro-ecosystems 
 1st – national level (January – February 2014)...
Demonstration (learning) sites 
Agroeco-system 
Technology 
package KAZ KRG TJK TKM UZB 
Irrigated Raised bed 
1. Almaty; ...
Calibration of downscaled climate 
models 
 Collaboration with Texas A&M 
University on procedures for 
calibration of do...
Identifying target areas for out-scaling 
Similarity maps for each agro-ecosystem
Knowledge dissemination 
platform 
 Knowledge 
platform 
website is 
evolving 
 Contains 
entries in 
English and 
Russi...
Demonstration sites ‘Field-days’
Review and survey of extension services in 
Central Asia 
 Identification of existing extension services 
system in count...
Connection with development 
programs 
 Collaboration with current and future development 
programs (e.g. new IFAD livest...
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Knowledge management in central asian countries initiative for land management phase ii

  1. 1. Knowledge Management in Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management phase II KM – CACILM II Achievements and gaps to fill Annual Consultation Meeting IFAD/ICARDA Amman, 21-22 October 2014
  2. 2. Knowledge Management in CACILM-II ◦ Developed into 3-years ICARDA project supported by IFAD starting February 2013 ◦ US$1.4 million with co-funding from CRP-DS and Russian Fund ◦ Logical continuation of earlier SLM-research and other projects conducted within CACILM I Challenges
  3. 3. Project objectives I. Enhance the CACILM knowledge management component for facilitating widespread dissemination of SLM II. Improve agricultural systems for enhanced productivity and sustainability, and promote climate change adaptation approaches and technologies
  4. 4. Approach and Components  Multidisciplinary approach to disseminate SLM at different levels through components on: ◦ Synthesis of knowledge ◦ Packaging and dissemination ◦ Knowledge and Policy (socio-economic)
  5. 5. Target groups i. Key decision and policy making units responsible for SLM in each participating country ii. NGOs and rural development agencies working in each country and at the regional level iii. Extension agencies, farmers and farmers’ organizations iv. International donor community and development programs active in Central Asia
  6. 6. Partners  Involvement of and support from NARS ◦ Kazakhstan: Soil Research Institute ◦ Kyrgyzstan: Ministry of Agriculture and Melioration ◦ Tajikistan: Academy of Agricultural Sciences ◦ Turkmenistan: Ministry of Water Resources ◦ Uzbekistan: Soil Research Institute  Steering Committee consisting of representatives of 5 countries, ICARDA, IFAD, GIZ, FAO
  7. 7. Sources of information  Ready technologies to tap for up-scaling: ◦ CACILM I and other projects ◦ World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies www.WOCAT.net ◦ Partner initiatives (i.e. NARS, ELD) ◦ Indigenous knowledge (need good documentation) Compiled by Alona Reichsmuth, GIZ
  8. 8. Collected SLM Countries Approaches Technologies TOTAL Kazakhstan 1 34 35 Kyrgyzstan 9 25 34 Tajikistan 5 31 36 Turkmenistan 0 20 20 Uzbekistan 14 40 54
  9. 9. SLM description  Short template based on WOCAT form  Contains short definition and info about technology, reference to author, environment, impact etc.  To be compiled and published
  10. 10. Prioritization and selection of SLM (packages) Targeted agro-ecosystems  1st – national level (January – February 2014)  2nd – regional level (Almaty, February 2014) Core technology Technology options to integrate Irrigated agro-ecosystem Raised bed technology  Soil/seed treatment/additives, manure, irrigation methods, mulching Mountain agro-ecosystem Agroforestry and afforestation  Pistachio plantation, sainfoin, gardening, fodder crops, irrigation, community based agroforestry Rainfed agro-ecosystem Conservation agriculture  Crop diversification, oil and legume crops, minimum tillage Rangeland agro-ecosystem Pasture improvement  Perennial grass seed plots, pasture rotation, early-spring irrigation
  11. 11. Demonstration (learning) sites Agroeco-system Technology package KAZ KRG TJK TKM UZB Irrigated Raised bed 1. Almaty; 2. South Kazakhstan Chuy valley Central Tajikistan Ahal province Yakkabog and Bayavut districts Mountain Agroforestry Osh province Rasht valley Planned Rainfed Conservation agriculture South Kazakhstan Chuy province Central Tajikistan Lebap province Kashkadarya province Rangeland Pasture improvement Almaty province Osh province Sogd province Ahal province Farish district
  12. 12. Calibration of downscaled climate models  Collaboration with Texas A&M University on procedures for calibration of downscaling Global Circulation Models to the regional or country level  Tools to potentially assess climate change impact to NARS partners during training-consultation in June 16-20, 2014
  13. 13. Identifying target areas for out-scaling Similarity maps for each agro-ecosystem
  14. 14. Knowledge dissemination platform  Knowledge platform website is evolving  Contains entries in English and Russian  Address – www.cacilm.or g
  15. 15. Demonstration sites ‘Field-days’
  16. 16. Review and survey of extension services in Central Asia  Identification of existing extension services system in countries completed  Conducting survey of service providers
  17. 17. Connection with development programs  Collaboration with current and future development programs (e.g. new IFAD livestock/pasture project in Kyrgyzstan)  Collaboration with GIZ in a rangeland management site  Working with GIZ FLERMONECA to be part of knowledge platform (K-LINK) for wider dissemination of knowledge  Adopting knowledge from previous IFAD projects in WANA to CA (Benchmark: raised-bed and water harvesting)  Opportunities for resources mobilization with key donors in CA for large-scale implementation

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