On 2-3 December 2021, an International Conference on Cold Winter Deserts was held in Tashkent within the framework of the Central Asian Desert Initiative (CADI) project. It was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the State Forestry Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the University of Greifswald (Germany) and the Michael Succow Foundation.

The results of the conference are presented in the just published Proceedings.