Food security and livelihood improvement through agroforestry in Central Asia – eAGROFORST
funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Kickoff Workshop February 28th–March 2nd, 2018

Kick-off workshop:
Knowledge and experiences on agroforestry for food security and livelihood improvement in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan

Venue: Touristan II Hotel, Bokonbaeva Street 194

February 28th, 2018

09:00 Workshop introduction:

Martin Welp and Michael Spies, Eberswalde University: “Linking Research and Practice in Agroforestry – Learning from Experience in Central Asia & Germany” (ENG) (RUS)

Niels Thevs and Kumar Aliev, World Agroforestry Centre: “ICRAF in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia – ongoing activities and outlook” (ENG)

10:00 Prof. Biymyrza Toktoraliev and Muslim Rajapbaev, Academy of Sciences Kyrgyzstan: “Current situation of forest sector and agroforestry perspectives in Kyrgyzstan” (RUS)

10:30 Prof. Nadeshda Yakovleva, Kyrgyz National Agrarian University: “Prospects of agroforestry development in Kyrgyzstan” (ENG) (RUS)

11:30 Dr. Evgeniy Botman, Forestry Institute, Forestry Commission Uzbekistan: “Food security and livelihood improvement through agroforestry in Uzbekistan” (ENG)

12:00 Dr. Rashid Khabibullaev, Tashkent Chemical-Technological Institute: “Effective use of biomass in agroforestry” (ENG) (RUS)

12:30 Aigul Omurkulova, private farmer: “Perspectives of Paulownia for ecology and economy” (ENG-A) (RUS-A) (ENG-B) (RUS-B)

14:00 Sergey Grebennikov, International Academy of Ecology, Forestry and Landscape: “Fast-growing walnuts. «Ideal» and its hybrids in private plantings” (ENG) (RUS)

14:30 Zhantaev Kanatbek, Director of Balykchy Leskhoz: “Dry and poor lands reclamation” (RUS)

15:15 World Café: “Challenges and opportunities for implementing agroforestry systems”

17:30 Wrap up and final discussions

March 1st, 2018

09:30 Discussion.  Summarising the results of the 1st day.

10:00 Prof. , Dr. Kentbaev E.  Kazakh National Agrarian University.  Agro-forest-meliorative effect of safety shelterbelters. (RUS)

10:30 Planning activities of eAGROFORST.

14:00 Futher collaboration and necessary research.