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- Van Assche, Kristof, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Journal of rural studies 2018 v.59 pp. 1-9
- afforestation; cotton; crop production; cropland; exports; farmers; farmers' attitudes; governance; land degradation; lowlands; rivers; social environment; sustainable land management; Uzbekistan
- ... Cotton export substantially contributes to Uzbekistan's economy. To produce cotton, the state imposes output targets on farmers which results in intensified cotton production practices, and consequently in land degradation. Improving degraded croplands via afforestation is an option explored through research experiments in the region, yet is currently not practiced by farmers. Using the example of ...