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
Uzbekistan plays a pivotal role in developing an independent, stable, prosperous and democratic Central Asia that helps ensure regional and global security. As Central Asia’s most populous country, with extensive natural resources and transportation links, Uzbekistan is a potential force for regional economic growth and stability.
USAID helps Uzbekistan diversify its economy and increase regional trade, address serious health threats and encourage the government to be more responsive to its people’s needs. As part of the USAID Mission to Central Asia, USAID in Uzbekistan advances the U.S. Government’s New Silk Road initiative, which increases regional connections among the economies and peoples of Central and South Asia — including Afghanistan — to foster greater regional stability and prosperity.
Last updated: October 31, 2016