Tajikistan

Country Profile
Tajikistan
In Tajikistan, Feed the Future is targeting investments in specific regions for maximum impact. These statistics reflect the realities of Tajikistan and the results of Feed the Future’s work there.
Population
1.5
Million
Number of people living in Feed the Future target regions
Poverty
8.8
Percent
Percentage of people living in poverty in Feed the Future target regions
Stunting
30.7
Percent
Percentage of children suffering from stunting in Feed the Future target regions
Rural
73
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Tajikistan (World Bank, 2014)
GDP
6.7
Percent
Annual GDP growth (World Bank, 2014)
Farmers
6.5
Thousand
Producers using new technology and skills with Feed the Future’s help in FY14
Sales
$765
Thousand
New income earned by Feed the Future farmers in FY14 from agricultural product sales
Nutrition
66.4
Thousand
Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY14 across Tajikistan
Land
123
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY14
Investment
$1.4
Million
New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY14
Agriculture accounts for 75 percent of employment and over a quarter of GDP in Tajikistan

Located in Central Asia, Tajikistan is a post-conflict, post-Soviet country with significant food security needs: 8.8 percent of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day, and many women and children are undernourished.

Yet there is tremendous opportunity for improving agriculture and nutrition through the Tajik government’s leadership and partnership with development partners, the private sector, and other stakeholders. Seventy-three percent of Tajikistan’s population lives in rural areas and the majority is engaged in agriculture. Across the country, agriculture accounts for 75 percent of employment and over a quarter of gross domestic product (GDP).

However, only about

Results by the numbers

  • More than 6,500 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices for the first time last year with Feed the Future’s help.
  • Producers applied improved technologies and management practices on more than 123,300 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help last year.
  • Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers increased the value of their agricultural product sales last year by more than $765,400.
  • Feed the Future leveraged more than $1.4 million in new private investment in food and agriculture in Tajikistan.

The Government of Tajikistan is committed to implementing a progressive set of agricultural reforms to improve food security and nutrition. Its food security strategy is reflected in the Agrarian Policy Concept and Food Security, the Agriculture Investment Plan, and other documents and laws. With donor support, the government is building on this work to develop a focused land, water and agrarian reform program.

In partnership with the international community, the Government of Tajikistan is advancing reforms that will ensure that farmers have secure and marketable land-use rights, allow farmers to make market-driven decisions, increase the role for community-based water users’

Browse the resources below for more information on U.S. Government support of food security and nutrition in Tajikistan.

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Target Regions

Map of Feed the Future target regions in Tajikistan