Submitted to: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/25/2004
Publication Date: 4/5/2004
Citation: Djalankuzov, T.D., Rubinshtejn, M.I., Sulejmenov, B.U., Oshakbaeva, Z.O., Busscher, W.J. 2004. Kazakhstan. Journal of Soil And Water Conservation. 59(2):34A-35A.
Technical Abstract: In December 1991, Kazakhstan changed from membership in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic to a unitary state with the presidential form of government and a parliamentary legislative body. The country continues to change in all sectors including soil and water conservation and agriculture in general. Kazakhstan has large areas of relatively dry land with fertile soils that have been put into row crop production over the years. As the country moves from central control to market economy, some agricultural areas are dropping out of production and others are flourishing. Agricultural changes are accompanied by a decline in financial, social, and cultural support systems that have been in place for years. New systems need to be built to curb unemployment and prevent cultural disintegration; but that will take money, time, and education.