GRÓ LRT at the Central Asian Rangelands Conference

17 November 2022
GRÓ LRT at the Central Asian Rangelands Conference

GRÓ LRT was well represented at the international conference Central Asian Rangelands: Global Challenges and Global Opportunities, which was held 15-16 November 2022 at Samarkand State University in Uzbekistan.

GRÓ LRT lecturers Dr Bryndís Marteinsdóttir, project manager at the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, and Dr Isabel Barrio, professor at the Agricultural University of Iceland, presented ongoing projects in Iceland titled GróLind – Using Ecological Data to Promote Sustainable Land management and Learning from Icelandic sheep: 1,100 years of land use in subarctic rangelands, respectively.

Several former GRÓ LRT fellows presented rangeland projects from their countries; including Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho as well as Uzbekistan of course.

One of the aims of the conference is to improve science-based rangeland management in Central Asian countries. Dr Toshpulot Rajabov, GRÓ LRT fellow from 2009, was one of the key organizer of this conference, which was organized by Samarkand State University in cooperation with the University of Nevada, Utah State University, ICARDA and GRÓ LRT.