USAID programs sponsor popular Apricot Variety contests in the Ferghana Valley to celebrate the harvest and teach new methods for storing and processing fruits. Credit: USAID
Children learn how to properly wash their hands as part of a USAID health education program. Credit: USAID
Caption: These USAID-trained nurses have learned new techniques for community outreach to stop tuberculosis (TB). USAID programs partners with local health departments to train outreach workers on encouraging testing and treatment for TB in Uzbekistan.
Odil Rahimberdiev, a peach and plum farmer in Ferghana Province, increased his harvest five-fold thanks to USAID introduced pruning methods.
A participant in a USAID agricultural program in Namangan Province demonstrates proper sorting and packing of sweet cherries before they are shipped to cold storage. Credit: Sunnat Jalalov
Developing an independent, stable, prosperous and democratic Central Asia along Afghanistan’s border is vital to regional and global security, and Uzbekistan plays a pivotal role in the heart of the region. As Central Asia’s most populous country, Uzbekistan’s extensive natural resources and transportation links make it a potential force for economic growth and stability in the region.
USAID is helping Uzbekistan diversify its economy and increase regional trade, address serious health threats to the population, and support the development of a government responsive to its people’s needs. USAID in Uzbekistan also works with the regional USAID Mission to Central Asia to advance the U.S. Government’s New Silk Road initiative, which increases regional connections between the economies and peoples of South and Central Asia—including Afghanistan—to foster greater regional stability and prosperity.
Last updated: February 25, 2015