Climate-smart agriculture helps double cotton production in Azerbaijan

iaeaResearchers and farmers in Azerbaijan, implementing climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices based on nuclear and related techniques, have been able to more than double their yields of cotton production in a project supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Through the use of a new variety called “cotton super”, combined with carefully implemented CSA practices that help to understand how to sustainably increase agricultural productivity, the pilot project has seen yields increase from the country’s average of three tonnes per hectare to eight tonnes per hectare.

For the full story, see the April 2023 edition of Textiles Eastern Europe.


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