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
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. Cr
Uzbekistan’s large population accounts for 45 percent of Central Asia’s total population. Developing an independent, stable, prosperous and democratic Central Asia is vital, and Uzbekistan, as its most populous country and geographic and strategic center, plays a pivotal role. Its strategic location north of Afghanistan and its extensive natural resources make it a potential force for economic growth and stability in the region.
Uzbekistan has moved gradually toward a market system with a policy of import-substitution industrialization and energy and food self-sufficiency. However, the country has a very young and rapidly growing population and is facing serious challenges in generated jobs, especially in rural areas where over 60 percent of Uzbeks reside.
USAID in Uzbekistan focuses on economic growth, health and democratic governance.
Last updated: May 22, 2013