Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)

Formation of a Livestock Producers Group in GBAO, Tajikistan

The goal of this project is to develop a meat value chain in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) by promoting a business model that is food safety-compliant and environmentally sustainable to link the remote mountain communities of the world-famous Pamirs to the existing market in the capital. To achieve this goal, a Livestock Producers Group will be created and trained to respond to market demand for high-quality meat. One essential project approach is to build the capacity of its participants to understand and apply value chain development concepts in a very practical sense. A successful implementation of the project will allow the duplication of good practices in other countries of the region with similar agro-climatic conditions.