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Support to vulnerable farming householders to restore agriculture production in the Kyrgyz Republic

Support to vulnerable farming householders to restore agriculture production in the Kyrgyz Republic

Full title of the project:

Support to vulnerable farming householders to protect their livelihoods and restore agriculture production

Target areas:

Naryn, Talas, Jalalabad, Issyk-Kul and Batken oblasts

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 832 290
Implementation:
15/03/2009-31/05/2010
Project code:
OSRO/KYR/901/SWE
Objective:

To protect livelihoods and to enhance food security of the most vulnerable households through the provision of immediate time-critical assistance by protecting their key economic assets and increasing fodder and crop production.

Key partners:

The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and non-governmental organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

17 400 households.

Activities implemented:
  •  Distributed the following seeds to small holder farmers: 35 tonnes of maize seed to 10 000 households; 90 tonnes of barley seed to 2 000 households; 11 800 kg of kidney bean seeds to 2 360 households; and 1.5 tonnes of vegetable seeds to 3 000 households.
  •  Provided crop fertilizers to all households that had received seed inputs.
  •  Provided 2 400 litres of veterinary medicines to 12 000 livestock holding households.
  •  Provided training in forage and vegetable production, winter barley production, kidney bean production and veterinary skills to 3 089 households.
Impact:
  •  The seeds and fertilizers distributed under the project resulted in almost 22 tonnes of crop production, valued at USD 4.6 million.
  •  Reduced the prevalence of parasites among 24 000 heads of cattle across 17 districts.
  •  Improved knowledge of and techniques available to farmers and livestock holders in the projects areas.