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Mrs. Muhabbat Turdieva is a Forest Genetic Resources Scientist and she has been working for Bioversity International's office for Asia, Pacific and Oceania office since 1999. She holds a Diploma of Higher Education (Equivalent to MSc) in Forestry Management, Tashkent State Agrarian University, Uzbekistan.
Her main responsibility was providing secretariat support to Central Asian and Trans-Caucasian Network on Plant Genetic Resources (CATCN-PGR) including training of young scientists, development and implementation of collaborative projects on assessment of distribution and diversity level of local forest tree species, fruit crops, vegetables and melons in Central Asia.
Since 2006 she has been coordinating a regional project 'In situ/on farm conservation and use of agrobiodiversity (horticultural crops and wild fruit species) in Central Asia' funded by UNEP-GEF. The project is focused on sustainable use of local diversity of temperate fruit trees and their wild relatives in the centre of their origin including strengthening of the national policies in Central Asian countries, broadening the knowledge on fruit trees diversity and distribution, establishment of strong partnership among stakeholders and building their capacity in maintenance of this unique diversity.
She has published several scientific papers Access and Benefit Sharing in research projects and Current status and constraints in book Climate Change and Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Central Asia.