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Soil monitoring to be strengthened in Uzbekistan as part of the combat against land degradation

Data on measures to prevent land degradation will be systematically added to the electronic map of the geoinformation system “Land Degradation” in Uzbekistan. The Ministry of Agriculture and its structural divisions will monitor it, EastFruit experts inform.

On February 02, 2023, the government of Uzbekistan approved the “Regulations on the procedure for monitoring, assessing, preparing reports and publishing the results of measures to combat land degradation”. According to the document, agricultural lands, forest and water resources, as well as lands allocated to industrial enterprises will be monitored.

According to the results of the research, one of seven degrees of degradation will be assigned to land, depending on the severity of the damage:

  • the structure is not damaged;
  • damaged by anthropogenic impact;
  • not degraded;
  • weakly degraded;
  • moderately degraded;
  • highly degraded;
  • extremely degraded.

Upon detection of cases of degradation, a mandatory order is sent to the relevant ministries, departments, or industrial enterprises to eliminate their causes.

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We remind you that in June 2022, EastFruit wrote about the approval by the World Bank for Uzbekistan of a preferential loan of $142 million as part of a project to restore forests and increase the sustainability of lands. Following this, the government of the country approved the Action Plan to prevent and combat land degradation and protect soils. Among other things, the plan included the procedure for monitoring, evaluation, preparation of reports, and publication of the results of measures taken to combat land degradation.


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