Central Asia Atlas of Natural Resources

Central Asia Atlas of Natural Resources

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The Central Asia Atlas of Natural Resources brings together a wealth of information related to living and nonliving natural resources in the five countries of Central Asiaa€”Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It contains an array of maps based on geographic information systems and remote sensing images, numerous photographs, tabulations of important data, and extensive descriptive text that together illustrate and describe the regiona€™s bountiful natural resources, its diversity of peoples, and their progress toward sustainable development. Highlights include geographic and climatic features; environmental, economic, and social profiles; energy, minerals, and water resources; ecoregions and ecosystems; major fauna and flora; agriculture and fisheries; peoples and cultural traditions; and progress toward sustainable development. Also included is extensive tabulation of the status and trends in exploitation and conservation of living and nonliving resources, as well as economic and social statistics.The limited capacity and technology in the agroprocessing sector, in particular rice milling, is a principle constraint to ... Given the very limited financing from private banks due to a narrow definition of acceptable collateral, the government has ... to the Rice Millera#39;s Association for direct working capital and investment financing through the Rural Development Bank. ... For strengthening technology transfer, the government recognizes the need to consolidate its experience with researchanbsp;...

Title:Central Asia Atlas of Natural Resources
Author:Asian Development Bank
Publisher:Asian Development Bank - 2010-04-01


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