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July 21, 2020

The Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition activity provided training and guidance to nearly 9,900 rural healthcare providers on nutrition and maternal and child health in Khatlon province.

June 22, 2020

In June 2019, the USAID Agribusiness Competitiveness activity conducted a training on fruit tree grafting for 38 orchard farmers, managers of nurseries, including women and young grafters. Participants learned how to graft peach, persimmon and pistachio trees. Mavjigul was one of the most active participants. She was thrilled to improve her sapling growing skills. “We used to only graft lemons and local fruit trees. Thanks to USAID, I have learned how to graft pistachios and persimmons trees too. I learned cleavage grafting which is very different and more effective than our old methods,” says Mavjigul. 

June 10, 2020

Roziyamo Kabirova lives in a remote village in the scenic Wakhan Valley, in Ishkoshim district of Tajikistan that borders Afghanistan and Pakistan. She enjoys the unspoiled natural beauty of the valley. For most people, Vrang village is very isolated and disconnected from the rest of the world. They don’t have the internet and phone lines are often spotty.

May 27, 2020

The current situation with COVID-19 and the quarantine is challenging for everyone but it is especially difficult for our beneficiaries,” says Suhrob Idrissov who is a peer navigator for one of USAID’s HIV programs in Tajikistan that is funded by PEPFAR, and provides consultations and support to people with drug addictions, who are at risk of acquiring HIV, or already live with it.

May 12, 2020

Meet Pulot Ashurov, a horticulture producer and the leading exporter of fresh apricots from the Asht district of Tajikistan.  Representing Apricot & Co., Pulot owns orchards located in the northernmost tip of Sughd Province of Tajikistan, bordering Uzbekistan. The fertile land, rich in vitamins and minerals, has been producing delicious apricots for decades. Tajikistan possesses a huge potential for fruit production due to ideal growing conditions in Asht and across the Ferghana Valley. Pulot, like many other traders in the country, faced challenges exporting small batches of dried apricots because he didn’t have the capacity or verifiable export quality standards to reach high-end export markets.


Last updated: October 22, 2021

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