AKHP Public Lecture: Research Findings on Cereal Crops in Gorno-Badakhshan
January 26th 2018, 12:00 pm
Dr Kozimamad Abdulamonov
Professor, General Biology Department, Khorog State University
From the earliest times, cereal crops in Gorno-Badakhshan dominated the fields that were used for crop farming, and their share in the total planting acreage was 50-80%. In the 1970s and 1980s, when all flour consumed in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) was delivered to the region from somewhere else, the planting acreage of cereal crops dropped to a mere 3,000 hectares. When the Republic of Tajikistan gained independence, the planting acreage of cereal crops in GBAO grew again, and by late 1990s reached 8,000 hectares.
The research provides some information about a research trip to the Pamirs, made by one of the luminaries of world science and academician, N. I. Vavilov, in 1916. He was among the first scholars conducting phyto-agronomic studies of plants of Gorno-Badakhshan. Upon returning from Pamirs, N. I. Vavilov began to realise the patterns in hereditary variation, which resulted in the discovery of the law of homologous series (Vavilov’s Law).
Professor Kozimamad Abdulamonov is a renowned specialist in cereal breeding in the Western Pamirs. In 1985, he defended his Ph.D. thesis, titled Diallel Assessment of Quantitative Characters of Barley in West Pamir. In 2001, he defended his doctoral thesis, titled Selective Breeding of Barley and Triticale in West Pamir. He researches selective breeding of important cereals such as summer barley, soft wheat, and triticale (which is a new crop for the Pamirs). He has written 120 academic papers, including 2 monographies and a bibliographical reference (Recommended Techniques for Cultivating Crops in the Environment of Gornyi Badakhshan). In 2017, Professor Abdulamonov was elected as a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan.
University of Central Asia
School of Professional and Continuing Education, Khorog
126 Lenin Street
The lecture will be delivered in Russian.
Candidate of Philosophy
Head of the Department of Philosophy and Political Sciences
Khorog State University
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