The Aravan Agro Service more than doubled its potato yield and profits in 2016 by partnering with the United States through the USAID Agro Horizon project. Moving to early potato production with high quality seeds and training on effective sales and marketing techniques allowed this cooperative of 217 farmers to increase production from 10 to 25 tons per hectare and sell their produce at significantly higher prices.
On June 9, major German retailer KiK met with Kyrgyz apparel companies to discuss opportunities with European buyers. The meeting was part of the Apparel Innovation Club supported by the United States through USAID’s Business Growth Initiative to strengthen the Kyrgyz textile industry.
Three leading stone processing companies from the Kyrgyz Republic attended one of the largest industry events dedicated to stone, marble and ceramics - Middle East Stone 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. More than 230 companies showcased their products and 12,000 visitors attended for live demonstrations and networking opportunities. The United States through USAID sponsored the participation of the three Kyrgyz companies to promote exports of Kyrgyz construction materials.
On April 25, the Bishkek-based civil society organization Urban Initiatives held a press conference highlighting the importance of traffic safety for drivers and pedestrians.
In March, Kyrgyz tourism companies presented at two leading international travel exhibitions: Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB Berlin) and the Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT). In partnership with the United States through the USAID Business Growth Initiative, they promoted tourist destinations in the Kyrgyz Republic and signed several contracts for the 2016 season.
Last updated: July 11, 2016