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

Operation ID: 200662

This operation has been modified as per budget revision 3 (see below)

Food insecurity in the Kyrgyz Republic is seasonal and correlated with chronic and increasing poverty. A third of the population of 5.8 million live in poverty, and 12 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. 

This project aims to increase the Government’s capacity to reduce food insecurity and undernutrition and to support long-term resilience. WFP will support the Government in the development of policies and strategies for food security, nutrition and social protection, and for increased capacity to manage productive safety nets.

This project is in line with the 2012 country portfolio evaluation, which recommended a focus on development and greater integration with government programmes. The project is aligned with the National Sustainable Development Strategy (2013–2017), the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2012–2016) and WFP’s Strategic Plan (2014–2017) and supports WFP’s Strategic Objective 3 and contributes to Millennium Development Goals 1, 3 and 7.


This budget revision to DEV 200662 proposes to: extend the duration of the project from 1 Jan through 31 Dec 2017 (in line with the extension of the current UN Development Assistance Framework cycle, and ongoing work to formulate a new WFP Country Strategy Plan 2018-2022, aligned with the new UNDAF 2018-2022); increase the number of beneficiaries from 274,000 to 384,000 in accordance with the identification of additional needs in new target areas; increase food commodities by 4,950 mt of wheat flour and 466 mt of vegetable oil, in accordance with the above increase in beneficiary numbers.