Within the framework of a grant of ECO ARAL project, NGO KIVA Center organized an educational seminar on growing different species of sesame. The seminar took place in Chimbay region of the Republic of Karakalpakstan on 11th of June 2023. 

Several sesame species, including an unusual variety with light seeds, were tested in the field area of Sof Meliorator LLC. Also, the seedling method by Japanese technology using hand transplanter was demonstrated. This method will allow transplanting sesame seedlings at any stage of growth and provide a wider time range for sowing and harvesting dates.

The seminar was attended by farmers and dehkans, including specialists from the Karakalpak Research Institute of Farming, the Nukus branch of the Samarkand State University of Veterinary Medicine, Livestock and Biotechnology, the regional center of AKIS, the Department of Agriculture and specialists from the Plant Protection and Quarantine Agency.