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Blog article
Kyrgyzstan advances forest monitoring in support of the Sustainable Development Goals

Meeting for the second time, Kyrgyz stakeholders gathered this week in Bishkek to advance the country’s national criteria and indicator set for sustainable forest monitoring. The exercise, carried out under a joint project of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and FAO, is especially important today; Kyrgyzstan is currently...
Kyrgyzstan
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Project
Accountability Systems for Sustainable Forest Management in the Caucasus and Central Asia

This capacity building project has been accepted for funding by the United Nations Development Account (UNDA), under the 10th tranche. The timeframe of the project is 2016-2019. The objective of this project is to strengthen the national capacity of five target countries (Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan) to develop national...
Kyrgyzstan
2018 - United Nations Development Account (UNDA)

Blog article
In Kyrgyzstan, FAO logistics centre will supply schools with local produce

A logistics centre was opened today in northern Kyrgyzstan’s Kemin district to aid in supplying local schools with fresh agricultural produce. An initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the centre should improve the quality of school meals and secure a sustainable market for local...
Kyrgyzstan
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Mainstreaming quinoa beyond Andes

Quinoa, once a staple food of only the indigenous people in the Andes, has become a darling of food aficionados around the world in recent years. So popular it has grown that even some fast food restaurant chains have now dishes and salads with it on their menus. Its exceptional...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Egypt - India - Jordan - Kyrgyzstan - Morocco - Oman - Pakistan - Spain - Tajikistan - United Arab Emirates - Uzbekistan - Yemen
2017 - International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

Blog article
Kyrgyzstan sees opportunity in Green Climate Fund

By pooling the ideas and knowledge of technical experts, partners, and concerned national institutions, Kyrgyzstan aims to prepare a high-quality proposal for financing by the Green Climate Fund. A three-day national facilitation workshop on Green Climate Fund readiness and project formulation – hosted and organized by Kyrgyzstan’s State Agency on...
Kyrgyzstan
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Policy brief/paper
The impacts of combining agricultural and social protection interventions

What do we know and what else do we need to know?
This is the policy brief drawn from a longer review that analyses and summarizes impact evaluation findings that focus on the interaction between agricultural interventions (including rural extension services, rural development, natural resource management, access to markets, subsidized credit, investment grants, access to improved seeds and fertilizer subsidies), and social...
Kyrgyzstan - Lebanon - Lesotho - Malawi - Rwanda - Senegal - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Case study
How are cooperatives treated in today’s post-Soviet countries?

Cooperatives are a relatively recent business model, dating back only to the 1840s, but their short history has been full of twists and turns. Today, in countries once part of the Soviet Union, cooperatives operate under a wide variety of laws, regulations and tax codes. Now those laws, civil codes and...
Armenia - Azerbaijan - Belarus - Georgia - Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Republic of Moldova - Russian Federation - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Ukraine - Uzbekistan
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Manual
Asian Farmers’ Association Initiatives with Farmers in Forested Landscapes Struggles. Actions. Lessons Learned. 2017 Edition

This is a compilation of case studies written by AFA members who implemented FFF projects in 2015-2016. The cases reflect the struggles, the actions and the lessons learned by AFA members in organizing and building the capacities of their members in forested landscapes, at village, commune or district/town levels, in...
Cambodia - Indonesia - Kyrgyzstan - Mongolia - Myanmar - Nepal - Philippines - Viet Nam
2017 - Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)

Blog article
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan preparing roadmaps to secure land tenure

Secure tenure of land, fisheries and forests is widely acknowledged as being directly related to agricultural productivity, sustainable management of natural resources, and food security. This is the premise of a new project for Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan that FAO is kicking off with a workshop here today. The project will assist...
Kyrgyzstan
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Kyrgyzstan looks to expand and diversify its agrifood exports

If Kyrgyzstan expanded and diversified its agricultural exports, agricultural trade would be more efficient and inclusive, contribute to better livelihoods for rural people, and foster the country’s social and economic development. This summarizes the message of Thomas Shipton, FAO chief technical advisor in the Kyrgyz Republic, as he addressed a workshop...
Kyrgyzstan
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Miscellanea
Fruit tree seedlings headed for Kyrgyzstan schools

Semi-dwarf fruit tree seedlings will be planted this spring on the grounds of eight middle schools in the Chui Valley of Kyrgyzstan. Each school will receive 200 apple, plum, peach and cherry seedlings under an FAO pilot project in partnership with Roza Otunbayeva’ International Public Foundation. More than 3,000 school children...
Kyrgyzstan
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Book
Gender equality, social protection and rural development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

This publication is a collection of articles written by economists, sociologists, and gender specialists and practitioners from twelve post-Soviet countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. It is unique in its effort to review and analyze the issues that are at the intersection of gender equality, social protection...
Azerbaijan - Belarus - Georgia - Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Republic of Moldova - Russian Federation - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Ukraine - Uzbekistan
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Report
National Gender Profile of Agricultural and Rural Livelihoods: Kyrgyzstan

The National Gender Profile of Agricultural and Rural Livelihoods is part of the project GCP/SEC/008/TUR, which contributes to the Regional Initiative 1 for the REU Region and to the SO3 by improving knowledge for evidence-based policies. The purpose of the National Gender Profile of Agricultural and Rural Livelihoods for the...
Kyrgyzstan
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
New fish hatchery and aqua-feed unit inaugurated in Kyrgyzstan

A new fish hatchery and aqua feed production unit were inaugurated last week in the Issyk-Kul province of Kyrgyzstan – the first instance of support for aquaculture infrastructure since dissolution of the Soviet Union.  Financed by the Government of Finland, the facilities were built under an FAO project entitled, “Towards Sustainable...
Finland - Kyrgyzstan
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Event
Central Asia Climate Smart Agriculture Workshop

Although relatively new, Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is attracting increasing interest and attention in various parts of the world including in Central Asia. FAO and other partners have a number of on-going and forthcoming projects which deal with different aspects of the CSA approach. Given the importance of conceiving and...
Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan
2016 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations

Blog article
Women in Kyrgyzstan receive dairy cows, agricultural machinery

Fifty-four dairy cows were handed over to selected rural women in the Issyk-Kul province of Kyrgyzstan last week. Provision of the livestock – together with several units of agricultural machinery – was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Switzerland.  The handover event was attended by representatives...
Kyrgyzstan
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
Pioneering Kyrgyzstan farmer catches the quinoa wave

As protein-rich quinoa becomes a trendy food choice worldwide, one pioneering farmer in remote Kyrgyzstan is reaping the benefits. Azamat Kaseev in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul province harvested his quinoa crop earlier this month. Equipment, training, field testing and more were provided under an FAO project designed to test the feasibility of quinoa...
Kyrgyzstan
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Event
Central Asia Climate Smart Agriculture Workshop

Although relatively new, Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is attracting increasing interest and attention in various parts of the world including in Central Asia. FAO and other partners have a number of on-going and forthcoming projects which deal with different aspects of the CSA approach. Given the importance of conceiving and...
Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations

Newsletter
Kyrgyzstan treats its pastures as ‘national treasure’

In Kyrgyz custom, nothing is more important than good relations with others.  Nomadic people, Kyrgyz always shared their last piece of bread with anyone who visited their home – or yurt. Also embedded in tradition are respect and awe of Mother Nature. Moving with their livestock from summer to autumn pastures,...
Kyrgyzstan
2015 - FAO

Conference/Meeting
Resource Management and Food Security of Small Scale Farming Systems in the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan

The upland grasslands and meadows are one of the most important natural resources in Kyrgyzstan, covering up to 85 % of the designated agricultural areas. Most of the crop and livestock based small scale farms are located there, faced with degradation and loss of biodiversity due to overgrazing. Hence, proper...
Kyrgyzstan
2015
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