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ANSO IPO Holds Training Course on Biodiversity Conservation and New Agricultural Technologies


The International Program Office of the Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO) Green Aral Sea Initiative (ANSO IPO), and the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in China jointly held an online training course on biodiversity conservation and new agricultural technologies on December 18, 2023. YIN Feihu, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and LI Wenjun, Research Fellow at the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences were invited to give lectures to about 20 participants from Qashqadaryo Viloyati of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
YIN Feihu gave a presentation entitled “Achievements and Problems in Research and Development of Integration Technology of Drip Irrigation”, and  introduced the general development, current research and existing problems of drip irrigation in Xinjiang. During his presentation, he also introduced the drip irrigation technology modes in Xinjiang, pointed out the main problems, and put forward the future cooperation areas.
Li Wenjun gave a presentation entitled “Biological Resources in Central Asia and Their Roles in Desert Ecosystem Restoration”, and expounded on the distribution, classification and utilization of plant resources in Central Asia. He also presented XIEG’s technologies in related research areas such as collection and conservation of biological resources, desertification prevention and control, halophyte utilization, ecological restoration for mining areas, restoration of biological soil crusts, identification and application of stress resistance genes of desert plants. In addition, he proposed key cooperation areas between China and Uzbekistan for the ecological restoration of the Aral Sea in future.
Mr. Timur from the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in China said that ANSO IPO is an important platform to promote the comprehensive management and multilateral cooperation in the Aral Sea region. XIEG has internationally renowned research capability in the fields of ecological restoration, including biodiversity conservation and utilization in Central Asia and shelterbelt installation along desert highways, which has played an important role in scientific and technological cooperation between China and Uzbekistan. He expected that China and Uzbekistan can further strengthen scientific and technological cooperation in the fields of global climate change and regional ecological governance.


LONG Huaping

Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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