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
1.6
Million
Number of people living in Feed the Future target regions
Poverty
10.4
Percent*
Percentage of people living in poverty in Feed the Future target regions in 2015
Stunting
29.3
Percent*
Percentage of children suffering from stunting in Feed the Future target regions in 2015
Rural
73
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Tajikistan (World Bank, 2015)
GDP
4.2
Percent
Annual GDP growth (World Bank, 2015)
Farmers
16
Thousand
Producers using new technology and practices with Feed the Future’s help in FY15
Water
19.6
Thousand
Hectares under new, improved or rehabilitated irrigation services in FY15
Nutrition
119
Thousand
Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY15 across Tajikistan
Land
123
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY15
Families
24.4
Thousand
Members of producer and community-based organizations receiving Feed the Future’s help in FY15
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: 10.4 percent of the population in the Feed the Future target region lives on less than $1.25 a day, and many women and children are undernourished.

Only about seven percent of Tajikistan’s land surface is arable due to its mountainous topography. Many farmers depend on irrigation, delivered through decades-old systems, in this landlocked, arid country. An estimated one million Tajik citizens migrate abroad to work and their remittances are among the highest in the world, equivalent to approximately half of the country’s gross domestic product.

Results by the Numbers

  • More than 16,000 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices with Feed the Future’s help last year.

  • Producers applied improved technologies and management practices on nearly 123,000 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help.

  • More than 24,400 members of producer organizations and community-based organizations received U.S. Government assistance through Feed the Future in Tajikistan.

The Government of Tajikistan is committed to implementing a progressive set of agricultural reforms to improve food security and nutrition. The Agrarian Policy Concept and Food Security, the Agriculture Investment Plan, and other documents and laws reflect the country’s food security strategy. 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-

Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Tajikistan.

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