Cost-Benefit Analysis of Conservation Agriculture Implementation in Syrdarya province of Uzbekistan

Azizbek Daujanov, Rolf Groeneveld, Alim Pulatov, Wim J.M. Heijman


Most irrigated lands of Central Asia suffer from land degradation, and unsustainable agricultural practices are one of the factors contributing to
land degradation. Conservation agriculture (CA) is seen as a way to mitigate land degradation and rationalize resource use. The aim of this article
is to investigate the efficiency of CA implementation in the Syrdarya province of Uzbekistan, Central Asia by carrying out a cost-benefit analysis
(CBA). The CBA was conducted for a hypothetical situation where the farm decides to switch from conventional agriculture to CA. Unlike the
previous studies, this study investigates complete crop rotation cycle in the long-term period. The study outcomes suggest that investment in
CA implementation results in positive incremental benefit if the advantages of CA are monetized.

cost-benefit analysis, conservation agriculture, permanent bed system, Uzbekistan

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