President Jeenbekov Tours the New Oil and Garlic Processing Facility in Uzgen

Founder of Atalyk Group Turatbek Ukubaev demonstrates the first products of the facility to President Jeenbekov (center) and the head of Osh oblast Jylkybaev Uzarbek.
Founder of Atalyk Group Turatbek Ukubaev demonstrates the first products of the facility to President Jeenbekov (center) and the head of Osh oblast Jylkybaev Uzarbek.
Press Service of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic

For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 16, 2018

On August 15, 2018, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov toured the new edible oil and garlic processing facility in Uzgen as part of his visit to Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts. The new facility, a joint investment of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and ElDan Atalyk, will employ 73 full-time workers and purchase large quantities of local crops. ElDan Atalyk already has plans this year to buy 4,200 MT of safflower, soybean and rapeseed from thousands of local farmers.

This joint project is USAID’s largest investment in the development of Kyrgyzstan’s agriculture. USAID shared 20% of the total cost by investing $620,000 to set up the new edible oil processing line, bottling equipment, and equipment for garlic cleaning, sorting, grading, and packaging.  ElDan Atalyk will work with more than 2,000 local farmers to grow garlic and oil crops such as safflower, sunflower, soya, and rapeseed to supply the facility. Together, USAID and ElDan Atalyk support the farmers in accessing seeds, machinery and expert advice to help grow high-quality produce.

Short video about the facility:

Совместный проект USAID и Аталык Груп по созданию нового комплекса по производству пищевого масла из сафлора и обработке чеснока.

Цели проекта USAID «Агро горизонт»: повышение эффективности сельхозпроизводителей и налаживание связи с рынками, увеличении производительности и улучшение доступа к финансированию сельхозпредприятий, а также создание новых рабочих мест. Проект USAID Агро Горизонт и компания Аталык заключили соглашение в декабре 2016 года по созданию агро-промышленного комплекса на юге в г.Узген для переработки чеснока и масла. Партнерство между USAID и Аталыком является примером того, как проект USAID "Агро Горизонт" использует рыночные механизмы для стимулирования экономического роста.

Significantly boosting Kyrgyzstan’s processing capabilities, the facility can potentially supplant as much as 10% of the edible oil imported every year. At the moment, approximately 60% of the edible oil consumed in the country is imported.

This new facility is one of 50 partnerships implemented by the USAID’s Agro Horizon Project with local businesses in Batken, Jalal-Abad, Naryn, and Osh oblasts. USAID offers these examples as profitable and replicable models for business-led development of the regions. Together, these joint initiatives have leveraged Kyrgyzstani private sector commitments of over $30 million.

Last updated: October 12, 2018

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