Assessing the Economic Viability of Organic Cotton Production in Uzbekistan: A First Look

  title={Assessing the Economic Viability of Organic Cotton Production in Uzbekistan: A First Look},
  author={Jennifer S. Franz and Ihtiyor Bobojonov and O. Egamberdiev},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Agriculture},
  pages={119 - 99}
Cotton in Uzbekistan is produced in rotation with winter wheat and rice according to national quotas. Production methods are unsustainable, economically and ecologically risky, contributing to soil degradation, water depletion, and poor health. To address this challenge, we compared a conventional production system with an integrated organic system in Western Uzbekistan. Results reveal higher profits under an organic farming system. Combined with policies to improve the existing cotton value… 
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