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Integrating social protection and agriculture to improve diets in Kyrgyzstan

Social protection has a critical role to play in reducing poverty, improving food and nutrition security, and stimulating inclusive economic growth in rural areas. However, social protection alone cannot address all the risks and challenges faced by vulnerable rural populations. Integrated interventions have shown greater impacts than stand-alone social protection...
Kyrgyzstan
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Development of poultry farming helps families and schools in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan, where most of the population lives in rural areas, small-scale agriculture and animal husbandry is the main source of food and income. To this end, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Regional Development, and the...
Kyrgyzstan
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Project strengthens food safety systems in five countries of Europe and Central Asia

Unsafe food is a major threat to human health and economies globally. A new project has been kicked off to strengthen official food safety control and risk communication systems in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, and Turkey. Implemented under the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture, funded by Turkey,...
Azerbaijan - Kyrgyzstan - Republic of Moldova - Tajikistan - Turkey
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Understanding the role of ruminant systems on greenhouse gas emissions and soil health in selected Central Asian countries

An assessment of ruminant systems and grassland soils in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Like many other economies in transition, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan face the dual challenge of promoting development and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and ruminant systems are central for achieving both goals. Given the important economic, nutritional and environmental roles that ruminant systems play in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan,...
Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Uzbekistan
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Smallholders and family farms in Kyrgyzstan

The background for conducting country studies on the challenges, needs and constraints of smallholders and family farms in seven countries has been a wish to further strengthen the Regional Initiative and develop the initiative towards a stronger programmatic approach at both the regional and country levels. To provide support to...
Kyrgyzstan
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations FAO

Video
#IGrowYourFood - Meet Alymov, a rural service provider from Kyrgyzstan

Meet Alymov, a rural service provider from Kyrgyzstan, for #IGrowYourFood. 🇰🇬 Hear what he has to say about why worms play an important role in organic farming.
Kyrgyzstan
2020 - IFOAM - Organics International

Blog article
How social protection and agriculture help poor rural households build resilience

Dinara Eshimbetova is a wife and mother of five who lives in the south of the Kyrgyz Republic. Her eldest son has just turned 20, while her youngest child is only 3 years old. The job market is very limited in rural Kyrgyzstan, so both Dinara and her husband work as...
Kyrgyzstan
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
“There is always a way”

Samira lives in a very remote village in Kyrgyzstan with her husband and four children. They grow vegetables in a small greenhouse to feed the family. In addition, Samira works at the bakery with 10 other women – they bake bread for the local school. This might sound like “a...
Kyrgyzstan
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Case study
Kyrgyz farmers learn managing multiple risks in agriculture and the food system

In recent years, residents of remote areas in south Kyrgyzstan have been facing a host of challenges and difficulties, including two interrelated major issues – migration and weather extremes. Through cooperation and with knowledge from FAO, they are managing to get back on track despite devastating mudslides. Despite the hot and...
Kyrgyzstan
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Infographics gives an easy overview on food security and nutrition in Kyrgyzstan

Every 15th person in Kyrgyzstan suffers from malnutrition, that is, the human diet contains insufficient amounts of nutrients or a person consumes excess amounts of food. Every 14th child under the age of five is overweight, and every 6th adult is obese. Around the world, issues of ensuring food security and...
Kyrgyzstan
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Photo gallery
From the farm to the school table

In Kyrgyzstan, a FAO pilot programme is enabling local farmers to supply food for schoolchildren’s meals
Kyrgyzstan
2019 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Project aims to reduce contamination, promote sound use of pesticides

It is estimated that about half of the world’s obsolete pesticides can be found in the former Soviet Union, with many of them stored throughout Central Asia. As an important centre for agriculture, particularly cotton production, the subregion was a heavy user of pesticides. What remain are inappropriate burial sites,...
Kyrgyzstan
2019 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Kyrgyzstan uses solar power, youth education to improve forests

Installing solar panels on foresters’ houses and educating children and youth on sustainability and environmental protection – these are two recent ways in which Kyrgyzstan, together with FAO, has set about upscaling its sustainable forest management. Solar panels are gaining popularity as an affordable and clean source of energy, and now,...
Kyrgyzstan
2019 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Kyrgyz youth camp teaches sustainability in practice

Young people have key roles to play in helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. With this in mind, FAO is actively trying to involve young people in taking actions for a better future. One of the ways recent FAO has done this is through an annual youth camp held...
Kyrgyzstan
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
FAO promotes horticulture in Kyrgyzstan for increased farm productivity

Kyrgyzstan has all the ingredients needed to be a leader in the production of high quality fruit and vegetables – its unique soil and climate create a perfect environment for horticulture. That’s why the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Melioration of the Kyrgyz Republic, with the technical and consultative support...
Kyrgyzstan
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Kyrgyzstan makes gains towards profitable aquaculture sector

As a landlocked country infused with rivers, springs and freshwater lakes, including the world’s second-largest high-mountain lake, Issyk-Kul, the Kyrgyz Republic has an abundance of freshwater resources for aquaculture. Having realized this, the country has been making its path, with the help of FAO, to develop this to a full-scale...
Kyrgyzstan
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Rural women in Kyrgyzstan receive assistance from Swedish funds

A programme that helps rural women in Kyrgyzstan gain access to new economic opportunities has received significant financial support from the Swedish government. The USD 5 million contribution from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) will help expand the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural...
Kyrgyzstan
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
FAO workshop to widen horizon for Kyrgyz agrifood exporters

Supporting the Kyrgyzstan government’s pursuit to unleash the country’s export potential, FAO is conducting a one-day workshop today in Bishkek to discuss with participants how to diversify agrifood exports and to enter the European and Chinese agricultural markets. The broad range of participants could have a large positive effect on Kyrgyz exports. The...
Kyrgyzstan
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
An overview of legal and institutional frameworks and opportunities, challenges and recommendations for geographical indication products in Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation

Geographical indication (GI) schemes can play a special role in promoting sustainable rural development, improving farm income and opening new export potential. Natural factors such as soil, climate and plant varieties play a major role in producing a unique product. Usually, GIs comprise knowledge and skills passed on from generation...
Armenia - Georgia - Kyrgyzstan - Republic of Moldova - Russian Federation
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Small producers and vulnerable populations could benefit from food hubs in Kyrgyzstan

Agricultural development in Kyrgyzstan is being hampered by farmers’ lack of access to quality seeds, finance and market information, according to a new FAO assessment of value chains and the agribusiness environment. Additional factors slowing the development include scattered production and the prevalence of production cooperatives over service ones, said the...
Kyrgyzstan
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO
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