Food Security: Quantity and Quality Matters for Eating Good Bread in Uzbekistan

  • Kienzler Kirsten
  • Nazar Ibragimov
  • John P. A. Lamers
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Food security is more than producing sufficient amounts of food. Food security must also cope with demands for the quality of the staples and its processed products. Although the latter aspect often is considered of less importance, the efforts to meet the quality demands are nevertheless much less than to meet the quantities needed. Proper cultivation practices by farmers can already support meeting quality standards as is illustrated in the case of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production in Khorezm, Uzbekistan.


Winter Wheat Wheat Flour Wheat Variety Kernel Weight Crude Protein Content 
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This study was funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (number 0339970A-E), by the Ministry for Schools, Science and Research of the State of Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany, and the Robert Bosch Foundation. We thank the participating Khorezmian farmers for their support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kienzler Kirsten
    • 1
  • Nazar Ibragimov
  • John P. A. Lamers
  1. 1.Regional Office for Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC)International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)TashkentUzbekistan

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