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U.S. Government convenes international agricultural fair in southern Tajikistan
August 21, 2014

Qurghonteppa, Tajikistan, August 21, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and Khatlon Province Chair Davlatsho Gulmahmadzoda officially opened the International Agro-Fair Khatlon-2014.

Over 100 agricultural entrepreneurs from Tajikistan, including agriculture input dealers, farmers, buyers, cold storage owners, processors, and retailers joined USAID and the Agribusiness Association of Tajikistan in hosting this event. Exhibitors came from as far away as India, Turkey, Holland, and Sweden.

The two-day agricultural fair highlighted the market potential of western Khatlon Province, the focus area of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, and provided agricultural enterprises with an outstanding opportunity to meet potential partners from different regions of Tajikistan.

Ambassador Elliott remarked, "Today's fair celebrates the cooperation between farmers and agribusiness. It promotes business ties between local and international input suppliers that will increase agricultural production in Khatlon.  Finally, this fair will increase farmers' awareness of high quality, agricultural products available here in Khatlon."

The U.S. Government helps launch the scaling-up nutrition movement in Tajikistan
August 12, 2014

 In support of the Government of Tajikistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), as donor co-convener of the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) movement along with UNICEF in Tajikistan, helped launch the initiative with a national kick-off workshop on Monday August 11. 

The U.S. Government Helps Tajik Entrepreneurs Expand Business Regionally
June 23, 2014

Ambassador Susan M. Elliott opened the USAID Afghanistan Trade and Revenue project Business to Business Conference in Dushanbe.

USAID Supports Regional Migrants Forum
June 20, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported a Regional Migrants Forum to discuss tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment among migrants in Central Asia. Tajik Government and non-governmental partners cooperated to conduct the event, which was funded by USAID through the USAID Dialogue on HIV and TB project. Approximately 40 representatives from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan working in the field of TB prevention and control participated in the forum.

USAID Seeks Solutions to Malnutrition in Tajikistan
May 28, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) hosted a workshop in Dushanbe titled Scaling-Up Flour Fortification in Tajikistan.  USAID/Central Asian Republics’ Regional Mission Director, Jonathan Addleton, and Dr. Sherali Rahmattulloev, Head of the Maternal and Child Health Department of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, opened the workshop.

U.S. Ambassador Susan Elliott and Deputy Prime Minister Murodali Alimardon
January 24, 2014

Ambassador Susan M. Elliott, Deputy Prime Minister Murodali Alimardon, and Minister of Agriculture Qosimjon Qosimov officially opened the new USAID Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project. Through this project, USAID supports dehkan farm reorganization and strengthens property rights. Ambassador Elliott noted that, “Secure land use rights are fundamental for improving the economic situation of Tajik farmers and increasing food security. Land reform should secure farmers’ rights to their land and encourage investments that will increase farm productivity and profits.”

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Last updated: August 28, 2014

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