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New FAO report on drought-responses in Central Asia

Drought is an ordinary and accepted part of everyday life in Central Asia, but climate change and increasing economic demands pose a growing threat to the region’s water security, making it imperative to shift toward more aggressive drought management policies, according to a new FAO report.

The study of six countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – is part of an effort to map existing drought-response institutions and enable policy makers to improve on them.

Access the FAO report “Drought characterization and management in Central Asia Region and Turkey” here.