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 KRASS                                                                                                                                                                     

"Khorezm Rural Advisory Support Service" (https://www.krass.uz) is a self-governing, independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit and non-political organization, based on voluntary membership of practitioners, researchers, and other specialists sharing common ideas and interests.

The mission is to contribute to improvement of rural livelihoods, poverty alleviation and increasing long-term food security and environmental sustainability in rural Uzbekistan through agricultural support services

Objectives

  • to promote rational use of land and water resources for sustainable development and mitigation of environmental problems by disseminating innovative, modern and improved agricultural and irrigation methods and techniques
  • to increase the agricultural knowledge and skills of the farming population and the youth of rural Uzbekistan
  • to promote the development of science and technologies and contribute to thedevelopment and management of such information
  • to promote small scale private (agro) business undertakings

Activities

  • Elaborating farm development and farm business plans
  • Training of agricultural extension staff and agricultural advisors, farmers
  • Establishment of community based agricultural service centers, WUAs
  • Conducting seminars, workshops, trainings, exhibitions, conferences on agricultural/farming/ecological topics
  • Preparation and circulation of extension aid materials (handouts, bulletins, booklets, prospects, etc.)
  • Setting up a library and data base on ecology/agriculture
  • Environmental assessment (lab analysis)
  • Logistic support to research and development activities
  • Consultation and technical assistance on educational programs abroad
  • Cooperation with development projects
  • Arrangement of farmer-processors cooperation

KRASS Partners (short list)

  • Center for Development Research (ZEF) (https://www.zef.de/zefhome.html).
  • Urgench State University(UrSU), Khorezm, Uzbekistan ().
  • The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (SGP) in Uzbekistan ().
  • National Association of NGOs.
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) ().
  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) ().
  • Central Asia and the Caucasus Forum for Rural Advisory Services (CAC-FRAS). ().
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). ().
  • Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space (DLR). ().
  • Julius-Maximilians University at Würzburg ().
  • Michael Succow Foundation for the Protection of Nature (Succow-Stiftung), ().

Services

Our organization possesses knowledge and provides the following services:

  • Soil and water analysis
  • Laboratory analyses of soil and water salinity (irrigation, drain, drinking water)
  • Soil salinity measurements with the EM38 for a rapid assessment and mapping of soil salinity for increased irrigation water management.
  • Provision of innovative resource management technologies
  • Laser driven field topography
  • Laser guided land leveling for increased water management
  • Implementation of conservation agriculture (bed planting, zero tillage)
  • Diagnosis of nitrogen status of crops based on SPAD and Greenseeker measurements and in consequence, preparation of N application schedules
  • Costs benefit analysis of innovative technologies (ex ante and ex post)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Design and conduct of farm and household survey
  • Contribution to analysis of agricultural policies
  • Demarcation and analysis of value chains
  • Development of farm business plans
  • GIS services
  • Digitizing of maps
  • Creation of thematic maps
  • Advanced statistical analysis (combination of various data sets)
  • GPS service and remote sensing
  •  Logistic support and additional services
  • Logistic support in conducting workshops, seminars, business trips to the region
  • Logistic support in conducting research: surveys, interviews, bridging with local experts
  • Logistic support in Conducting field experiments, including layout, design, maintenance, measurements
  • Computer services
  • Translation services
  • Biogas Business Plan
  • Biogas Business Plan
  • Developing of a working business plan model for building biogas installation
  • Word model of business plan Excel sheet with calculations
  • Greenhouses energy efficiency and CDM cost estimations
  • Developing of the efficiency comparing and CDM cost estimating methodology
  • Developing Greenhouse project proposal for GEF SGP
  • Excel sheet with calculating algorithms Proposal and budget
  • Using alternative energy sources
  • Using alternative energy sources (solar and biogas) for efficient greenhouse production in Khorezm, GEF SGP, Anticipated October 2012- March 2014
  • Building 3 types of greenhouses at UrDU research site
  • Approbation of the greenhouses and conducting research on efficiency

 

Contact information

Director: Babadjanova Shirin Kadamovna

Urgench State University

14, Khamid Olimjan street

220100 Urgench, Khorezm, Uzbekistan

Tel: +998 62 224-6672

Fax:+998 62 224-6671

E-mail: shirinka_74@mail.ru

 

IDENTIFICATION OF CROPLAND IRRIGATED THROUGH A SYSTEM OF IRRIGATION NETWORKS AND THE CREATION OF A GIS DATABASE

urdu.uz; KRASS

NATURE PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF FOREST ECOSYSTEMS AND STRENGTHENING THE ECOLOGICAL POTENTIAL OF FLOODPLAIN

 

urdu.uz;

ASSISTANCE IN THE PURCHASE OF INNOVATIVE EQUIPMENT FOR ITS FURTHER IMPLEMENTATION IN THE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICE OF THE KHOREZM REGION

urdu.uz;

SOIL AND WATER ANALYSIS

urdu.uz;

GIS services

urdu.uz;

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

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