USAID programs sponsor popular Apricot Variety contests in the Ferghana Valley to celebrate the harvest and teach new methods for storing and processing fruits. Credit: USAID
Children learn how to properly wash their hands as part of a USAID health education program. Credit: USAID
Caption: These USAID-trained nurses have learned new techniques for community outreach to stop tuberculosis (TB). USAID programs partners with local health departments to train outreach workers on encouraging testing and treatment for TB in Uzbekistan.
Odil Rahimberdiev, a peach and plum farmer in Ferghana Province, increased his harvest five-fold thanks to USAID introduced pruning methods.
A participant in a USAID agricultural program in Namangan Province demonstrates proper sorting and packing of sweet cherries before they are shipped to cold storage. Credit: Sunnat Jalalov
USAID Grape contest in Uzbekistan
Developing an independent, stable, prosperous and democratic Central Asia is vital to regional and global security, and Uzbekistan plays a pivotal role. As Central Asia’s most populous country, with extensive natural resources and transportation links, Uzbekistan is a potential force for economic growth and stability in the region.
USAID is helping Uzbekistan to diversify its economy and increase regional trade, address serious health threats to the population, and support the development of a government responsive to its people’s needs. USAID in Uzbekistan also works with the regional USAID Mission to Central Asia to advance the U.S. Government’s New Silk Road initiative, which increases regional connections between the economies and peoples of South and Central Asia, including Afghanistan, in order to foster greater regional stability and prosperity.
Last updated: April 16, 2016