The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the Agro Horizon Project to promote agricultural productivity and diversification in the Kyrgyz Republic. The inaugural event for the project brings together representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Management; the governors of Osh, Batken, Jalalabad, and Naryn oblasts; and local governments, agricultural associations, entrepreneurs, microcredit agencies, and international organizations. The event is taking place February 24 – 25, 2015 at the Classic Hotel, 143 Aliyev Street in Osh.
Agro Horizon is a four-year, $22 million project that will promote agricultural sustainability and food security by increasing the productivity and competitiveness of Kyrgyz agricultural producers and enterprises working in fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, and poultry (egg production). The project will focus on Osh, Jalalabad, Batken, and Naryn oblasts to help local farmers and agribusinesses adopt advanced agricultural techniques and strengthen their business and management practices. The project will also work to improve the business and policy environment for producers, and to increase access to domestic and foreign markets.
The USAID Agro Horizon Project is implemented by ACDI/VOCA in partnership with HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation. To learn more about the project, visit http://www.usaid.gov/kyrgyz-republic/fact-sheets/usaid-agro-horizon-project.
All interested journalists are invited to cover the opening event. For more information, please contact Communications and Learning Manager Asel Karagazieva by telephone (+996 770) 850-990 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is one of many assistance programs supported by the American people through USAID. For more information about USAID programs, please visit our website http://www.usaid.gov/kyrgyz-republic or Facebook page http://facebook.com/USAIDKyrgyzRepublic.