The Republic of Uzbekistan is one of the five Central Asian countries and one of worldwide two double land locked countries. With the Soviet Union collapse the long and intensive scientific history interrupted, its institutions disappeared, lost its economic and educational fundament and in the consequence fell behind international development in sciences in general. This is certainly true for the environmental and natural sciences among others botany.
The Institute of Botany Academy of Sciences Republic of Uzbekistan of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences has been lacking sufficient resources to support junior scientists, to conduct expeditions and investigations, to attend international conferences and influence an international or regional scientific debate over the last 25 years. However over the last years new and promising developments are characterizing the IGPPA