RESULTS RESOURCES: 492 documents found
Geothermal Energy Helps Year-round Farming in Tajikistan
Food and nutrition insecurity are emerging as major issues in mountainous regions, particularly in the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) in Tajikistan, where there are short growing seasons, severe climatic conditions at elevations above 2,000 metres, as well as limited availability of agriculture land. To address these challenges, the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI), in collaboration with research institutions and development partners, has launched a research project on food systems.
Juniper Forests and the Survival of High Mountain Communities
UCA’s Mountain Societies Research Institute, together with a group of researchers from Germany, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan launched the “Juniper Central Asia Project” in 2019. The two-year project has five areas of focus including socio-economic research, year-ring analysis, assessment of the distribution zones and the biomass of juniper forests through remote sensing, and the creation of models to describe dynamics of development and degradation of these forests.
UCA Students Develop App to Combat Domestic Violence
Zarastin Kholbash, Aida Yessimova, and Manuchekhr Makhsutshoev, are studying Communications and Media and Computer Science at the University of Central Asia (UCA), and came up with an idea to develop a digital platform connecting women, and providing resources for people who are subjected to abuse or domestic violence.
Covid-19 Accelerates Digital Transformation at UCA
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is leading the way towards digitisation in Central Asia, and Covid-19 has been a catalyst in accelerating this progress.
Planning for Success and Changing Lives
Khayrigul Marodbekova, 50, one of the highest certified hairdressers in Tajikistan, as worked for other people all her life. With the goal to work for herself, she enrolled in UCA’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) business planning course in Khorog last year.
UCA Donates Medicine to Khorog Hospital
In response to an urgent appeal for medicine from the Central Regional Hospital in Khorog (Tajikistan) to treat patients suffering from Covid-19, the University of Central Asia donated medicine and related supplies.
International Office Established at UCA
Reducing Malnutrition and Supporting Food Security in Tajikistan
UCA's Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) partnered with the International Potato Center (CIP) to increase the production and consumption of new potato crops, address dietary deficiencies, and to increase agricultural production for resource-poor farmers.