FAO and the WB join forces to address debt issues, access to post-harvest financing and to provide training to cotton farmers in Tajikistan

Cotton is the main cash crop in Tajikistan but sector development has been constrained by unresolved debt issues and dominance of private sector investors who purchase at unfavourably low prices. The World Bank and FAO, in a joint project, facilitated debt resolution, access to post-harvest financing, and provided training to cotton farmers. Dmitry Prikhodko, Economist in FAO’s Investment Centre, explains the details and outcomes of the project.