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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

10 videos about fruit trees in Central Asia

29 April 2015. For more than 15 years, Bioversity International has been working in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, focusing on promoting the conservation and use of traditional fruit tree varieties.

Fruit trees are the cornerstone of agriculture in Central Asia. As a centre of origin, there exists a highly diverse gene pool of both domesticated and wild fruit species. Fruit trees here have evolved to withstand drought and survive frost conditions. Many practices have also been specially developed to ensure their continued productivity under harsh conditions.

Published on 6 May 2015
An introduction to the wild walnut forests of Uzbekistan, why conserving these forests are important, and the genetic diversity that they provide to agriculture and nutrition.
You can watch the full Central Asia Fruit Trees playlist here, or view the individual videos though the links below. All videos are in Russian with English subtitles (click the CC icon on the bottom right of the video to activate the subtitles).

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