Agritechnica on Tour: water management in Kazakhstan

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“Agritechnica on Tour” virtual events are Ukraine and Kazakhstan, focusing on the effects of climate change causing a need to employ resource-conserving farming methods.


With water resource management in agriculture high on the agenda in Kazakhstan, this topic will be explored at the virtual event on 9 February. Farmers and experts from Kazakhstan, Australia, Canada and other regions facing similar effects of climate change will be discussing innovative water management methods that are both reliable and sustainable.

With high-ranking expert speakers, representatives of the ministry and administration and practitioners, these interactive events organized by DLG (German Agricultural Society) as well as partners AgroPortal.ua and World of NAN are part of the virtual “Agritechnica on Tour”, exploring farm machinery and crop production-related topics in agricultural regions.

 “In its dual role as both an international professional agricultural organization focused on knowledge-sharing and as organizer of Agritechnica, DLG recognizes that this kind of cross-border exchange will enrich farmers around the world with new ideas and offer an important contribution to successful farming,” says Dr. Olga Hunger, Regional Director Eastern Europe, DLG.

Date: 9 February 2022, 10:00 – noon (CET)

Water resources management in crop production in Kazakhstan – best practices from Kazakhstan and abroad

Language: English/Russian

Background: A world leading grain exporter, Kazakhstan, like a range of other countries, has increasingly experienced droughts, forcing agriculture to consider new solutions for successful crop production. Together the DLG and World of NAN, a Kazakh agricultural information portal, are bringing together experts and farmers from Kazakhstan and other countries to discuss best practices in water management in crop production.

Program:

Welcome

Dr. Olga Hunger, Regional Director Eastern Europe, DLG e.V.

Paradigm shift in crop production: Is a switch from conventional to dry farming methods necessary?
International expert

Crop production in Kazakhstan – what impact does water supply have on sector development?
Expert from Kazakhstan

Discussion panel

Didar Beisenbayev, Director, KronAgro, Kazakhstan

John Gehrer, Farmer, Canada

Mark Swift, Farmer, farm Kebby and Watson, Australia

Kairat Tazhitaev, Agronomist, Doctor of Economics, General Director, AsiaWaterGroup LLP, Kazakhstan

Questions for discussion:

• How does climate change affect the success of major crop production?
• What measures and technologies do growers use to provide moisture to the plants?
• Which measures are most effective?

The free-to-attend event requires a desktop computer, laptop, mobile devices Android or Apple (with Safari 13 or higher) and is accessed here on DLG-Connect. A free one-time registration is required.

The free-to-attend event requires a laptop and is accessed here on DLG-Connect. A free one-time registration is required.

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