Duration: August 2014 – September 2016
Funding Level: $5.2 Million
Implementing Partner: The SPRING Project
Key Partners: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, UNICEF, USAID Agro Horizons Project
The Economic Development Fund (EDF) provided investment in critical agricultural subsectors to improve food security and poverty alleviation in the Kyrgyz Republic. The program was implemented by the USAID Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development (KAED) project in close cooperation with the Kyrgyz Republic’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation. The U.S. government provided a $20 million grant under the EDF in three phases to support the Kyrgyz government’s efforts to boost agricultural productivity.
The Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development (KAED) project, financed by USAID for $24 million and implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), has been operating in Kyrgyzstan since September 1, 2001.
The fundamental objective of this collaborative study is to develop a thorough and systematic assessment of the contribution of both seasonal snow and glaciers to the water resources originating across the Himalaya, Karakoram, Hindu Kush, Pamir and Tien Shan mountain ranges, referred to here as High Asia. These mountain ranges are located within the countries of Bhutan, Nepal, China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. These countries, containing the headwaters of the Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers, all possess significant snow and ice resources. The amount, timing and spatial patterns of snow and ice melt play key roles in providing water for downstream irrigation, hydropower generation and general consumption. Water security in such high-altitude regions of the world is par-ticularly sensitive to climate change because of the significant role of snow and glaciers.
Last updated: January 06, 2015