For Kyrgyz Farmers, a Model Partnership

The Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development (KAED) Follow-On project and its predecessors (KAED and KAED II) were featured in the November/December issue of the FrontLines newsletter, published by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

IFDC launched its activities in Kyrgyzstan in 2001 through the USAID-funded KAED project, which supported the development of agro-dealers and increased agricultural production by encouraging the use of improved technologies in the Ferghana Valley. Activities eventually shifted to advance agro-input market development in northern Kyrgyzstan and to integrate agricultural markets nationwide.

According to FrontLines, “The successes of the KAED and KAED Follow-On projects have transformed the program into a household name throughout the country.”

The project is now working with 20,000 progressive farmers who are planting USAID-funded improved wheat varieties and an additional 80,000 farmers who are adopting better farming and animal care practices.

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