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