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USAID’s support included upgrade of the facilities, installation of equipment, adoption of international quality control (HACCP) system and other technical assistance.
November 12, 2017

New fruit drying and cold storage facilities have begun purchasing produce from farmers in and around Osh. Together, the two fruit drying facilities will process over 1,000 tons of produce per year, while the storage facility can store up to 40 tons of apples. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with several farmers to set up the processing lines, whose high quality products meet the international standards needed to export agricultural good. These new facilities are expected to benefit over 2,000 local households who can sell their fruit harvest for storage or further processing.

Tour guides play an important role in the tourism sector as they are ambassadors for the tourists visiting Kyrgyzstan.
November 3, 2017

On October 29, 2017, 39 tour guides completed a training course on international standards for tour guides. Members of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) trained them on the best techniques to plan and conduct guided tours, as well as ways to better research, document, and relay facts about cultural and historical sites. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organized the training as part of its broader efforts to improve tourism in the Kyrgyz Republic.

October 27, 2017

On October 26, 2017, the National Tuberculosis Center confirmed that the first six people completed a new, shorter treatment regimen for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with local partners to bring this new regimen, recommended by the World Health Organization, to all TB patients in the Kyrgyz Republic.

October 13, 2017

Ten hotels and tour operators from the Kyrgyz Republic promoted their services at the 23rd Tashkent International Tourism Fair from October 3-5. The trip was organized with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). A Kyrgyz yurt, traditional music, and a handicrafts exhibition allowed visitors to get a glimpse of Kyrgyzstan as a tourism destination. The delegation met with hundreds of Uzbekistani tour operators and signed 141 partnership agreements.

In 1800 m2 of greenhouses the women plan to grow cucumbers and tomatoes to sell during the off-season.
October 4, 2017

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) assisted fifteen women farmers from mountainous areas of Osh and Naryn Oblasts to launch greenhouse vegetable production. In 1800 m2 of greenhouses they plan to grow cucumbers and tomatoes to sell during the off-season. These partnerships promote women’s entrepreneurship in agriculture and provides much needed additional income while also improving nutrition by making vegetables easily available to households in the community during times when access to vegetables is scarce.

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Last updated: October 04, 2017

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