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A survey of land, vegetation and irrigation systems in North Afghanistan and neighboring Tajikistan


  • Kristina Toderich

    (Department of Desert Ecology and Water Resources Researc, Samarkand Division of the Academy of Sciences)

  • Tsuneo Tsukatani

    (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)


This paper describes the results of a field expedition work along the rivers Vakhsh and Pyandzh in Tajikistan and Afghanistan within the framework of a Joint Research Project: Investigation of natural resources of Central Asia and reconstruction of agriculture in Afghanistan, supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Japan and represented by professor Tsuneo Tsukatani, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Kyoto Institute of Economics, Kyoto University, Japan; also supported by a Grant in Aid for Scientific Research, The Ministry of Education and Culture of Japan, 2003 (Monbusho International Scientific Joint Research Program, No. 15252002), represented again by professor Tsuneo Tsukatani. The field expedition was carried out in September 2003 according to the Joint Project Research Program to study the natural resources and the contemporary state of irrigation systems in the Pyandzh River basin.

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  • Kristina Toderich & Tsuneo Tsukatani, 2004. "A survey of land, vegetation and irrigation systems in North Afghanistan and neighboring Tajikistan," KIER Working Papers 584, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:kyo:wpaper:584

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