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Welcoming our new YPARD Uzbekistan Country Representative!


We are delighted to welcome Mr. Nuriddin Samatov as the representative of the National Chapter in Uzbekistan for the YPARD community.

Nuriddin Samatov is an ICT specialist at the Research Institute of Environment and Nature Conservation Technologies of the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change of the Republic of Uzbekistan. He is a promising researcher in the field of crop modeling, with a strong focus on leveraging the power of data and machine learning to improve agricultural practices and increase crop yields.

Nuriddin was a regional winning team member of the Tech4Good program in 2022, a program that recognizes young innovators who are developing innovative solutions to address Sustainable Development Goals. Recently, he was a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing as part of the CAAS global young talents program. During his time at CAAS, he gained transformative experience and knowledge.

Furthermore, Nuriddin was a finalist and winning team member of the Global Call, part of the AgriTech4Uzbekistan Innovation Challenge. This challenge, powered by the CGIAR Accelerate for Impact Platform and co-designed with CGIAR centers ICARDA, IWMI, and the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, seeks innovative solutions in the field of agriculture. Nuriddin’s team developed an innovative solution called ‘IWater’ - a water management system. This solution was among the top tier of 579 applications submitted for the AgriTech4Uzbekistan Innovation Challenge and was selected among the top 10 teams.

Over the years, Nuriddin has worked in various capacities in the field of ICT and agriculture. This has enabled him to gain practical experience in building strategies and sharing compelling narratives on interdisciplinary topics.

Nuriddin is committed to identifying and establishing a well-connected hosting institution for the YPARD chapter in Uzbekistan. In addition, he is dedicated to forging collaborations with local universities and agricultural organizations, seeking partnerships that align with shared values and resources. These alliances are pivotal in laying a robust foundation for the diverse activities of YPARD in the region.

Furthermore, Nuriddin envisions the organization of a series of capacity-building seminars, conducted in collaboration with local experts and organizations. These seminars will hone in on key skills and knowledge areas essential for the development of young professionals in agriculture. By providing a platform for learning and skill enhancement, Nuriddin aims to empower the youth and strengthen their contribution to the agricultural sector.

As part of his comprehensive approach, Nuriddin plans to orchestrate a Youth Agripreneur Workshop designed to equip young individuals with entrepreneurial skills specific to agriculture. This interactive workshop will delve into crucial topics such as business planning, market analysis, and accessing funding opportunities. The overarching objective is to empower and prepare young agripreneurs for success in the dynamic landscape of agriculture. 

We look forward to the contributions Nuriddin will make to our community and the field of sustainable agriculture as the representative of the National Chapter in Uzbekistan.

Welcome, Nuriddin!