Operations

Support for National Productive Safety Nets and Long-Term Community Resilience


About this Operation

Operation Documents

Food insecurity in the Kyrgyz Republic is seasonal and correlated with chronic and increasing poverty. A third of the population of 5.5 million live in poverty, and 14 percent are food-insecure. Gross domestic product has increased, but the impact of growth has not reached the poorest populations. Import dependency exposes domestic food prices to fluctuations. Agriculture, which employs 30 percent of the workforce, is characterized by low levels of productivity, aggregation, processing and marketing. The Kyrgyz Republic is prone to diverse natural disasters and climate risks. 

Countries

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, is a landlocked, country in Central Asia dominated by the majestic Tian Shan snow-capped mountain range. A former Soviet Republic, the country gained independence in 1991....