Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Work together to achieve sustainable food and nutrition security

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts- to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit and future generations.

FAO has collaborated with Kyrgyzstan since 1993, when the country joined the Organization. First opened in 2009, the country office was upgraded in 2012 and FAO Representative appointed in 2014. Technical expertise FAO provides covers the agriculture sector, including crop, livestock and fisheries projects and support to sustainable land and forest management in the face of climate change.

Assistance in Kyrgyzstan is shaped by the 2015-2017 FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF), which centres on four priority areas: ­

·         Enhancing capacities to assess, plan and implement action for achieving sustainable food and nutrition security

·         Strengthening professional and institutional capacities, legal frameworks and support services for sustainable use of natural resources for agricultural productivity growth, effective inclusive agricultural value chains, and increased rural income, with emphasis on the fisheries and livestock sectors ­

·         Improving resilience to climate change, crises and disasters, through the elaboration of ad hoc strategies for disaster risk reduction and emergency response, including support to vulnerable rural populations ­

·         Enhancing capacities for strengthening a socially sensitive market economy to reduce rural poverty, especially among women-headed households 

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