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UCA Contributes to Research Project On Migration and Agroculture

Mountain Societies Research Institute
8 September 2022

From 30 August to 4 September 2022, the University of Central Asia (UCA),  represented by Dr. Asel Murzakulova, from the Mountain Societies Research Institute hosted researchers from Ethiopia, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Nepal, Thailand, and the United Kingdom for the final project meeting of the EU funded AGRUMIG Project.

AGRUMIG is a research project conducting comparative analysis between the focus countries to better understand the unique economic, institutional, and agro-ecological contexts which mediate particular relationships between migration and agriculture, as well as the role played by diverse governance actors throughout this process.

The researchers visit to Kyrgyzstan included a trip to Son-Kul Lake to meet with the local pastural committee,  a two-day project meeting in Kemin to discuss overall outcomes of the project, and a policy dialogue to share findings with relevant stakeholders in Bishkek. The visit also included a two-day Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) workshop to discuss research methodologies and relevant project updates.


International researchers at the workshop in Kemin discuss issues and outcomes related to the AGRUMIG Project


At a field trip to Kemin, participants of the ARGUMIG Project pose in front of a giant hoe.


MSRI UCA researcher Dr. Roy Siddle (first from left) at the AGRUMIG conference in Bishkek on September 2, 2022