Akmal Akramkhanov

Akmal Akramkhanov
Project Manager - Knowledge Management in CACILM II

Akmal Akramkhanov is an agricultural scientist with over 10 years-experience in natural resource management, including research in the spatial distribution of soil salinity, conservation agriculture, geostatistics, and greenhouse gas emissions. His current research focuses on knowledge management, and land and water management.

Akramkhanov recently led the ‘Knowledge Management in CACILM II’ initiative to successful completion. Beginning in 2013, the project promoted sustainable land management options in target agro-ecosystems across five Central Asian countries.

Prior to joining ICARDA, Dr. Akramkhanov worked as a lead specialist with UNDP Uzbekistan and as a senior researcher at KRASS, a national NGO in Uzbekistan. He also worked in the long-term ZEF/UNESCO project on the economic and ecological restructuring of land- and water-use in the Aral Sea Basin.

Dr. Akramkhanov has authored and co-authored more than 15 peer-reviewed publications, including book chapters and conference papers. He was a recipient of several post-graduate scholarship awards to conduct studies and research in New Zealand and Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences from the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn, Germany.

Akmal Akramkhanov's Publications

Regional-scale monitoring of cropland intensity and productivity with multi-source satellite image time series
Barriers to Sustainable Land Management in Central Asia
Book Chapter
September 22, 2017

Humans depend on land resources for provisions, and the sustainability of land capital to provide sustenance becomes invaluable with population growth. Agriculture is one of the major economic sectors of the five ‘stans’, contributing about 5% to 20%...

Conservation Agriculture for combating land degradation in Central Asia: a synthesis
Effective management of soil salinity – revising leaching norms
Soils and Soil Ecology in Khorezm
Book Chapter
January 28, 2012

The current status of the agricultural soils in Khorezm is closely linked to their development influenced by past river flows and more recent human-managed irrigation and drainage practices. The initial relief of the Amudarya river delta was formed...