Climate change: Uzbekistan revamps its irrigation systems

  • May 12, 2021
  • Tractebel

Resource-rich Uzbekistan is the third-largest country in Central Asia. The economy is growing steadily, but the growth rate in rural areas is lagging behind the national average. The Fergana Valley in the east is one of the most densely populated regions in the country. It is also one of the most agriculturally developed, with high yields per hectare.

Given the anticipation of more pronounced climate variability and increased competition, Uzbekistan aims to modernize its irrigation systems. Commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources and Uzbek consultancy InfoCapital Group, Tractebel began this 100,000-hectare project in December 2020. Our experts are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the irrigation development project in the Fergana Valley, financed by the World Bank. The project is scheduled for completion in 2023.

Within the framework of the mandate, our irrigation experts are focusing on four specific measures:

Investments in the irrigation infrastructure to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Image: InfoCapital Group

Uzbekistan is modernizing its irrigation systems in the Fergana Valley with Tractebel’s expertise.