• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • HeadquartersUzbekistan
  • Founded2018

International Innovation Center of the Aral Sea

Date of establishment: October 16, 2018 Basis: The Desicion of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of October 16 2018 No. PD-3975, “On the establishment of the International innovation Center for the Aral Sea Basin under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” The main objectives and rights of the International Innovation Center for Aral Sea Basin: Improving the productivity of agro-ecosystems on the saline soils of the dried bottom of the Aral Sea and adjacent territories of the deltas of the Aral Sea basin to improve the well-being and incomes of the population living in this region; creating experimental demonstration pilot sites for testing various salt-drought-resistant and frost-resistant crops and shrubs on saline soils and degraded pastures, developing and introducing innovative technologies and approaches in collaboration with international organizations aimed at restoring and increasing the productivity of water and land resources in Priaralye; promotion and presentation of innovative technologies and approaches, including the sustainable use of water resources, including marginal categories, the afforestation of desert sandy arrays of the dried bottom of the Aral Sea, agroforestry and the organization of desert-pasture forage production and animal husbandry, improving the fertility of saline degraded land, diversification and widespread adoption new and unconventional salt and drought-resistant, improvement of the issues of their selection, the technology of their cultivation and seed new products; as well as the improvement and introduction of alternative systems for the introduction of agriculture on saline soils, the mobilization of plant material from natural pastures for the sustainable use of medicinal, technical, ornamental and other plants of the Aral basin; development of measures and institutional approaches for managing and improving pasture productivity, restoring and improving the genetic quality of animal breeds, including the processing of animal products, marketing and export; development of a set of measures and a national action plan to prevent and mitigate the effects of drought and adaptation of local people to climate change; development of public-private partnership in order to eliminate the negative environmental and social consequences of the process of draining the Aral Sea; development of a set of measures and approaches to improve the environmental situation, life, income and welfare of the population of the Aral Sea basin, conducting scientific, practical and innovative research; assistance to research institutions in conducting research in the Aral Sea region; participation in the development of international scientific and technical cooperation, the implementation of scientific, technical and innovative projects with foreign partners, including with the involvement of grants from international programs and funds
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  • Uzbekistan (headquarters)
  • Tashkent