Agricultural water and energy management in Tajikistan: a new opportunity

Stefanos Xenarios, Murodbek Laldjebaev, Ronan Shenhav

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Abstract

Agricultural water use in Tajikistan is largely based on mechanized irrigation pumps. The farming community cannot afford the cost of the energy used for pumping, resulting in large debts to the service provider. We propose limiting pumping facilities for five years in exchange for energy export to neighbouring countries. The energy export could cover the annual pumping expenditures, pay off agricultural debt and partly rehabilitate the irrigation network. We suggest three scenarios with different pumping energy reductions, and the relevant technical parameters of the set-aside scheme are assessed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • agriculture
  • Central Asia
  • hydropower
  • irrigation pumping
  • Water-energy nexus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Water Science and Technology

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Agricultural water and energy management in Tajikistan : a new opportunity. / Xenarios, Stefanos; Laldjebaev, Murodbek; Shenhav, Ronan.

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