Irrigation facilities in the cold winter deserts (CWDs) of Uzbekistan are very traditional and poorly managed, resulting in low water use efficiency and low productivity. Improving the irrigation facilities in these deserts is a key priority for the...
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.