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USAID Hosts the Ninth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Shymkent, Kazakhstan
November 13, 2019

The Central Asia Trade Forum, the region’s flagship international event for companies and exporters, opened today in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Over 500 leaders from government, business and civil society from Central and South Asia, Europe, and the United States gathered to explore investment and innovation in horticulture across the region.

October 29, 2019

Beginning in May, Tajikistan enjoys an early harvest of watermelons.

To take advantage of early-season price premiums, Najib Khamraev with his partner, Izatullo Sadulloev, sent a trial shipment of watermelons from Tajikistan to Lithuania thanks to support from the Innovation Facility of USAID Central Asia’s Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs (CTJ) activity.  The shipment was used to demonstrate the feasibility of reaching new export markets from Tajikistan’s Khatlon region. Inspired by the success of sales of Tajik watermelons in Lithuania, Khamraev, head of Avalin LLC, plans to allocate 10 hectares of his land to produce watermelons and create additional jobs for workers in Khatlon, Tajikistan.

U.S. Government Celebrates Achievements in Agriculture and Water in Tajikistan
October 24, 2019

The United States Embassy, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, government representatives of Khatlon Province hosted an event to celebrate the accomplishments of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Feed the Future Tajikistan Agriculture and Water Activity over the last four years.  The event highlighted U.S. government contributions to increase, diversify, and add value to the production, post-harvest handling, and processing of agricultural products in an effort to address malnutrition and market surplus production in southwestern Tajikistan.

U.S. Government Celebrates International Literacy Day and Donates 614,000 Books
September 27, 2019

In recognition of International Literacy Day, the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan, John Mark Pommersheim, joined Deputy Minister of Education and Science Fathiddin Usmonzoda, local authorities, education officials, teachers, and students to celebrate this global event in Varzob district.  International Literacy Day events are being held across the country as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) primary grade literacy program in Tajikistan.

USAID Supports the First Central Asia Media Festival “Mediacamp Fest”
September 23, 2019

Over the past three days, more than 150 media professionals from across Central Asia convened at the first Central Asia Media Festival “MediaCAMP Fest” in Dushanbe. “MediaCAMP Fest” provided a professional platform for journalists from Central Asia to network, share their experiences and ideas, and discuss the most pressing questions and challenges for media in the region. The Internews Network, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), organized the event.


Last updated: November 14, 2019

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